Introduction to Compendium of India's Trade Portal

World trade has expanded rapidly over the past decades. An important factor contributing to the growth in trade has been the periodic rounds of successful multilateral trade negotiations which have led to a considerable reduction in tariffs on goods crossing national borders.
India has entered into trading agreements with various countries of the world with the objective of boosting its external trade. Foreign Trade Policy of India has always focused on substantially increasing the country’s share of global merchandise trade. Accordingly the Government of India has been taking various steps towards boosting its trade with the rest of the world by adopting policies and procedures which would help to increase and facilitate both exports and imports with the other countries of the world. To facilitate and thereby increase external trade activities with the rest of the world, the Department of Commerce, Government of India has developed this web portal.

Tariff Data

  • Classification of goods at Country-specific disaggregated HS levels
  • MFN Tariff for India at disaggregated HS Codes
  • MFN Tariff for ASEAN at disaggregated HS Codes
  • MFN Tariff for India’s Top 25 export destinations
  • Bilateral and Preferential Tariff Data under:
  •     India–ASEAN Free Trade Agreement
  •     India-Sri Lanka Free Trade agreement
  •     Agreement on SAFTA
  •     Asia Pacific Trade Agreement
  •     Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
  •     Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement    
  •     Preferential Trade Agreement        
  •     India-Thailand EHS
  •     India-European Union GSP
  •     Duty Free Tariff Preference


  • SPS on food for human, animal and plants:
  •     Included under Chapters 1 to 24
  • SPS subdivided into four categories:
  •    1. General Regulations
  •    2. Specific Regulations        
  •    3. Food Additive        
  •    4. Pesticides and Drugs
  • TBT are the technical requirements:
  •     Included under Chapters 25 to 98
  • TBT subdivided into Two categories:
  •    1. General Regulations
  •    2. Specific Regulations
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