Tariffs and regulations

Mongolia is a WTO member since 1997. Imports and exports activities are subject to Customs Law 2008.

Tariffs and duty rates are constantly revised and are subject to change without notice. Austrade strongly recommends you reconfirm these prior to selling to Market.

For further information please see the Market Customs website.

Tariffs and non-tariff barriers

Tariffs and duty rates are constantly revised and are subject to change without notice. Austrade strongly recommends you reconfirm these prior to selling to Mongolia.

A flat customs tariff of 5 per cent applies for the most of the goods imported into Mongolia, while some others are subject to seasonal duties. Tariff and Tax and the Law on Value-Added Tax, equipment, parts and spare parts to be used for renewable energy manufacturing and its research studies are exempt from customs tax and value-added tax. Heavy machinery and equipment purchased and imported by entities investing in priority sectors, with foreign sourced funds are exempt.

Export duties apply to certain exported goods such as waste iron, aluminum, copper and brass.

VAT is imposed at the rate of 10 per cent on the supply of taxable goods and services within the territory of Mongolia and on imports into Mongolia.

Non-tariff barriers

There are list of goods and products that are subject to special import permits/licenses and/or approvals by the relevant government organizations, please consult Customs regulations in detail before importing or exporting these items. More information can be found here.

Product certification, labelling and packaging

Special certificates

By the Law on Food of Mongolia, labels of imported food must be written in Mongolian, Russian or English languages. Only a registered legal entity of Mongolia is allowed to import food (not individuals). An Exporter needs to conclude an agreement with a Mongolian importer that introduces quality management and standards for agricultural, food and health. More information contact Export/Import Monitoring Department, General Agency of Specialised Inspection (GASI)