Montenegro’s Manioc Starch Imports: Market Analysis and Tariff Policies

Montenegro, a small nation with a growing economy, actively engages in the importation of Manioc (cassava) starch.


In 2021, Montenegro imported a total of $668 worth of Manioc (cassava) starch, positioning itself as the 142nd largest importer of this product globally. Manioc starch ranked as the 3515th most imported product in Montenegro that year.

The primary source countries for Montenegro’s Manioc starch imports were Croatia ($317), Cambodia ($151), Thailand ($103), Bulgaria ($74), and Tanzania ($23).

Between 2020 and 2021, Montenegro experienced significant growth in its import market for Manioc starch from Croatia ($221), Cambodia ($151), and Bulgaria ($74). These figures indicate a rising demand for Manioc starch in Montenegro, driven by various factors such as its versatile applications in the food industry and potential for local manufacturing.

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Table: Where Does Montenegro Import Its Tapioca Starch (2021)


In 2019, Montenegro’s average tariff rate for Manioc (cassava) starch was recorded at 3.42%. It is important to note that the countries with the highest import tariffs for Manioc starch were Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, and Cape Verde. These nations implemented a Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatment of 5%, reflecting their trade policies and efforts to protect domestic industries or regulate imports.

Data from BACI