Market Reports/Tariffs
Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods


Import Tariffs
Market Information

Last updated on 07/23/2012

If you have any questions about the following information, please contact Maria D'Andrea-Yothers at the U.S. Department of Commerce- Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-4058 or click here for e-mail access.

**The following information is provided only as a guide and should be confirmed with the proper authorities before embarking on any export activities.**

Import Tariffs - Tajikistan
Import duties are calculated on an ad valorem basis, i.e., expressed as a percentage of the c.i.f. (cost, insurance and freight) value of the imported goods.

Tajikistan: Tariffs (percent ad valorem) on Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods
HS Chapter/Subheading
Tariff Rate Range (%)
5 - 15
-other vegetable fiber
-man-made fiber
Woven Fabric
-other vegetable fiber
-man-made fiber
Knit Fabric
Non Woven Fabric
Industrial Fabric
10 - 15
Home Furnishings
including: bed, bath, kitchen linens, etc.


Travel Goods





Additional taxes and charges--There is a VAT (value-added tax) of 18 percent. An exemption of the VAT applies to children's goods such as clothing, shoes, head dresses, hosiery and socks, however, this exemption may not apply to imported goods.

If your product is primarily made in the U.S. of U.S. originating components it may qualify for duty-free entry into countries with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement (FTA). The U.S. currently has FTAs with the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore and South Korea. See the FTA Tariff Tool, to determine the duty-free status or reduced duties that apply to products eligible under these free trade agreements.

Additional resources for tariff information:

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Import Documentation/Procedures (Tajikistan)

Most textile, apparel and footwear products are subject to Mandatory Certification (pursuant to Resolution No. 450 of 2 September 2010), as listed below
50SilkWhole group
52CottonWhole group
54Man- made filaments5407,5408
55Man- made staple fibers5512-5516
56Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof5601,5607
57Carpets and other textile floor coveringsWhole group
58special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery5802, 5804, 5809000000
59Textile materials coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use5904, 5905
60Knitted or crocheted fabricsWhole group
61Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crochetedWhole group
62Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crochetedWhole group
63Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags6103-6306
64Footwear, gaiters their parts and similar6401-6405
94Furniture: bedding, mattresses, mattress supports; articles of bedding and similar furnishing (for example, mattresses, quilts, cushions, pouffes and pillows) fitted with springs or stuffed or internally fitted with any material; lamps and lighting fittings not elsewhere specified or included; lighting signal boards, light boards with the name or title or address and similar; collapsible building constructions Whole group

For more information on local customs rules and regulations:
Customs Service at the Government of Tajikistan

For information on common export documents, such as transportation documents, export compliance documents, certificates of origin, certificates for shipments of specific goods, temporary shipment documents, and other export-related documents, see the webpage on Common Export Documents.

For country-specific information on import procedures and documentation requirements, see the
Country Commercial Guides (CCG) on the website.

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Import Restrictions (Tajikistan)

The importation and exportation of military clothing and accessories (H.S. numbers: 6201- 6208, 6214 and 3217) are restricted under Resolution No. 111 of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan of 19 February 1997.

U.S. Export Restrictions:

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, and international narcotics traffickers and their agents in accordance with U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. The OFAC website includes summaries of sanctions programs for various countries and the “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons” (SDNs) list of entities and individuals with whom U.S. persons may not conduct business and whose property must be blocked if under the control of a U.S. person.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of most commercial items. BIS maintains the Denied Persons List, which consists of individuals, and companies that have been denied export and re-export privileges by BIS, and the Entity List, which consists of foreign end users who pose an unacceptable risk of diverting U.S. exports and the technology they contain to alternate destinations for the development of weapons of mass destruction

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Standards - Tajikistan

The Agency on Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Trade Inspection - Tajikstandart, of the Ministry of Economy and Trade, is responsible for the preparation, adoption and application of standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures. (note that while the website has some English language content, more information is available in Russian). The journal, Standarty va Siphat, circulated on a quarterly basis, publishes notices of proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures. Also see the Tajikstandart website for information and notices of proposed standards, certification requirements and conformity assessment procedures.

All imported goods must be certified by Tajikstandart or other appropriate agencies as specified by Tajikstandart. For goods certified within an international system, it is still necessary to seek confirmation from Tajikstandart that the international standards are in compliance with Tajik laws.

Technical regulations are available in the Tajikstandart library upon official request, but are not generally published.

Textile, apparel and footwear imports are subject to mandatory certification, see the list of products in Resolution No. 486 attached below.
Resolution 486 List of Products.doc

Local standards organization and other resources:
Agency for Standards, Metrology, Certification and Trade Inspection - Tajikstandart

The National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce provides information on U.S. and foreign standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures for non-agricultural products. NCSCI staff responds to requests for information by identifying relevant standards and regulations, and by referral to the appropriate standards-developers or private-sector organizations. Under copyright restrictions, NCSCI cannot provide copies of standards, but NCSCI does provide sources for accessing standards.

Notify U.S. - Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers U.S. companies an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that may affect their access to international markets.

Additional resources:

Examples of voluntary formaldehyde labeling programs

American Apparel and Footwear Association's Restricted Substances List

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ASTM International

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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Labeling - Tajikistan

Labeling and marking requirements for products depend on the type of product and the intended use. The law requires that labels must be in the Tajik language, although in practice many (if not most) labels are in Russian. Information must include the name of the product, name of the producer, country of origin, and, in some cases, instructions for use. Labels for textile products must also provide content and composition. Tajik importers and distributors are responsible for correctly labeling products that are put on the market and can typically advise the U.S. exporter of specific requirements regarding labeling and marking.

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Market Information - Tajikistan

No specific information is available.

U.S. companies may contact the U.S. Commercial Service for information and personalized counseling at every step of the exporting process. Find a U.S. Export Assistance Centers near you.

For information on protecting trademarks, designs, patents and copyrights, see the STOPFAKES.GOV website. STOPFAKES.GOV is dedicated to helping U.S. companies protect their innovations and safely market their products at home and overseas. Find guidance and resources on how to register your company's intellectual property and protect it from counterfeiting and piracy. Also find IPR toolkits for select countries, as well as other country-specific information.

For information on selling to foreign governments, see the Global Procurement Opportunities website.

Other sources for market information and data:
OTEXA Export Market Report (U.S. export data for textiles, apparel, footwear and travel goods)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

U.S. Office of the Trade Representative

Local Industry and Trade Associations

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