This interactive map gives a simple global overview of the average rates of import tariffs for medicines. Tariffs are a regressive tax on the sick, which drive up the final retail price of medicines.
Click on each country for more details on latest and historical tariff data.
Click here for our paper "Taxed to Death", which contains more detailed analysis (1.4mb pdf).
Methodological note: The tariff rates were calculated using the Trade Analysis Information System (TRAINS) which contains data compiled by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) & the COMTRADE database, compiled by the United Nations Statistical Division. For more detailed methodology see our paper "Taxed to Death".
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