Tajikistan joins World Trade Organization on 2 March 2013August 1, 2013
On 2 March 2013, Tajikistan became the 159th World Trade Organization (WTO) member.
The WTO formally approved Tajikistan’s membership package on 10 December 2012.
As part of the membership package, Tajikistan would apply its domestic taxes in a non-discriminatory manner to imports, regardless of country of origin, and to domestic products.
Furthermore, it will bind import tariffs to a maximum rate, eliminate existing duties, taxes, fees and charges applied to exports (and not introduce new ones), with approximately 300 listed exceptions.
Export licensing requirements, quantitative restrictions and other export control requirements would be brought in line with WTO provisions.
©copyright IBFD. This article is part of a selection of daily news from the IBFD Tax News Service (TNS) chosen by EY professionals. All rights to the content reside with IBFD. Any use requires IBFD’s prior permission in writing. IBFD´s disclaimer applies to any and all of IBFD’s articles and publications.