Harmonization of Rules Relating to Tariffs

Junji Nakagawa

in International Harmonization of Economic Regulation

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199604661
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731679 | DOI:

Series: International Economic Law Series

Harmonization of Rules Relating to Tariffs

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This chapter analyzes international harmonization of rules relating to tariffs, comprising tariff classification, tariff evaluation and rules of origin. It traces its history in each regulatory area from European initiatives in the mid-19th century to ongoing harmonization work conducted by the WTO and WCO (World Customs Organization) in the present. A major focus is on efforts to reconcile regulatory differences between Europe and the US and to coordinate the works of the GATT/WTO and the CCC (Customs Cooperation Council)/WCO.

Keywords: tariff classification; tariff evaluation; rules of origin; CCC (Customs Cooperation Council); WCO (World Customs Organization); GATT; WTO

Chapter.  15637 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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