Pharmaceutical tariffs could be a barrier to access to medicines. This Working Paper looks at current levels of vaccine and pharmaceutical tariffs worldwide, and examines trade flows amongst the biggest exporting and importing nations.
Among the main findings: The vast majority of high-income countries do not levy pharmaceutical tariffs. A number of countries maintain tariffs on medicaments of over 8 per cent. These include Russian Federation (10.2%), India (10%), Uruguay (9.9%), Argentina (9.8%), Brazil (9.8%) and Thailand (9.3%).