Our Strategy

Assisting in the formulation of Tariff Policies


Since 1991, several steps have been taken to lower import tariffs and excise duty levels and also reduce dispersion in the duty rates. Exemption schemes have also been considerably rationalised. This is an on going process and to enable the Government to take well considered decisions on the tariff/duties levels as also other concessions, it is proposed to-



Undertake continual review of import tariffs and excise duty rates, keeping in view our international commitments (WTO bindings, if any) and their impact on domestic production.


Conduct specific sectoral/commodity studies for imposing safeguard duties, anti-dumping duties and the like, so that domestic industry is able to raise its competitiveness.