Common External Tariff

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Common External Tariff

Summary of Common External Tariff

The uniform customs tariff applied by all the member states of a customs union or common market to imports from nonmember nations.

(Main Author: William J. Miller)

Common External Tariff and the GATT Policy Negotiations

In relation to the GATT Policy Negotiations, Christopher Mark (1993) provided the following explanation and/or definition of Common External Tariff: A uniform tariff schedule applied by members of a customs & union orcommon market to imports from nonmember countries.

Common External Tariff in International Trade

Meaning of Common External Tariff, according to the Dictionary of International Trade (Global Negotiator): A uniform tariff rate adopted by a customs union or common market such as the European Community to imports from countries outside the union. For example, the European Common Market is based on the principle of a free internal trade area with a common external tariff (Tarif Exterieur Commun, in French) applied to products imported from non-member countries. Free trade areas do not necessarily have common external tariffs.

Common External Tariff and the European Union


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