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This guide presents the essential sources for researching the former GATT and the current system under the Uruguay Round agreements and the World Trade Organization. NOTE: Main tabs list general sources that might not be repeated in the dropdown tabs.
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During and between the multilateral negotiations (called "rounds") that result in the general trade agreements, members also conduct bilateral, plurilateral or multilateral talks that result in (1) specific commitments on maximum tariffs for goods, and agreements on quotas, export subsidies and domestic supports for agriculture, and (2) specific commitments to open domestic markets to services from other members and exemptions from these commitments. These agreements are memorialized in schedules. The goods schedules are annexed to the GATT and the services schedules are annexed to the GATS. In the case of a new member, schedules are annexed to the protocol of accession. Member states are thus bound to their schedules, but changes can occur through subsequent formal negotiations or through technical modifications or rectifications.

See, Gallagher, Peter. A Handbook on Reading WTO Schedules. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. B1 K4610 .H36 2009. Table of contents and chapter 1 available at


    Get schedules

    The schedules are available as follows:


      Get Tariffs

      See also national tariff sources for individual members, such as:

      Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (cdrom).
      Documents Office  KF6654.599 .U55

      Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

      Also published in looseleaf format. U.S. International Trade Commission. Washington, D.C., 1987-.  B1 KF6654.599 .U55

      Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

      World Tariff Profiles (annual) lists the tariffs imposed by each WTO member on its imports, with an analysis of the market access conditions it faces in its major export markets, presented in summary tables and country-by-country breakdowns. Also available for viewing or downloading on the WTO website at

      The home page of has links to tariff information for some Members. General Links>Tariff Schedules.

      GATT 1947 schedules: T.I.A.S. 1700


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