Welcome to the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF), an online frontline service developed by the Tariff Commission (TC) to provide quick and accurate information on Philippine tariff rates. The PTF was launched in 2013 to coincide with TC's 60th anniversary and has since become an invaluable tool for students, traders, brokers, customs officers, and other government agencies.
The PTF houses all tariff schedules of the Philippines and enables users to find Philippine tariff rates on specific products by typing in keywords or Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) Codes.
Ten years after its launch and on TC’s 70th anniversary year, the PTF has been upgraded to further accommodate the increasing number of the Philippines' trade agreements and meet the demands of its growing user base. With PTF 2.0, users are provided with a more comprehensive source of the Philippines' tariff information on existing trade agreements. New functions and features now allow users to search by country, providing them with more options to compare tariff rates. The facility has been enhanced and improved to provide updated and comprehensive information on tariffs, with the addition of Rules of Origin (ROO) from each Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and applicable reciprocal tariff rates for ACFTA and AKFTA. The PTF now carries thirteen (13) tariff schedules:
- Most Favoured Nation (MFN)
- ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA)
- ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA)
- ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA)
- ASEAN-India Free Trade Area (AIFTA)
- ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (AJCEPA)
- ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Area (AKFTA)
- ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA)
- Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA)
- Philippines-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement (PH-EFTA FTA) (3 Tariff Schedules)
- Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement
The PTF is available free of charge and requires only an internet connection. To make the search process easier, the facility has developed multi-search options to facilitate comparative analysis. An overview of each tariff schedule can be found on the Tariff Schedules tab, while The AHTN tab gives an overview of the commodity nomenclature used by the Philippines and the nine other Member States of the ASEAN. The Rules of Origin tab links to a TC Primer on the criteria for determining the country of origin of a product. For basic information on the tariff classification of goods, users can refer to the E-Manual on Classification tab. The different acronyms and abbreviations which appear in the schedules, and their meanings, are catalogued in the Acronyms tab for easy reference. The tab also compiles the footnotes appearing in the schedules. The AHTN 2022 Tariff Book tab provides for the complete tariff codes and description of all the Philippine products. For a step-by-step instruction on how to use the PTF, please click here.
The PTF has been recognized for its innovative practices, receiving recognition as a finalist in the Government Best Practice Recognition (GBPR) 2019. The DAP GBPR seeks to recognize successful and validated practices demonstrated by public sector organizations as well as provides a platform to showcase and promote best practices as a response to the rising call for public sector organizations to further enhance the quality of service delivery. The PTF was included in the Statement of President Benigno S. Aquino III for the 23rd ASEAN Summit.
We are proud of the PTF's evolution from a mere milestone project of then Commissioner Marilou P. Mendoza to an invaluable online facility that provides comprehensive information on tariffs.
The PTF was developed in partnership with the Information and Communications Technology Office – National Computer Center of the Department of Science and Technology, with support from the Bureau of Customs and the United States Agency for International Development. The PTF logo was designed by Engineer Kenneth C. Leonardo of TC.
Users can provide feedback to help improve the usefulness of the facility. For complete and authoritative information on the tariff classification of commodities and their applicable rates of duty under the various tariff schedules of the Philippines, users can email [email protected] or [email protected]., or get in touch with the Commodities Studies Division at (02) 8926-8731 or at Viber number 0949-118-3891. The facility's fax number is (02) 8921-7960.