Serbia’s Tapioca Starch Imports: Emerging Trends and Tariff Landscape

Serbia, a country with a growing appetite for diverse food products, actively participates in the global trade of tapioca starch.

Serbia’s Tapioca Starch Imports

In 2021, Serbia imported a total of $31.3k worth of tapioca starch, securing the 103rd position among the largest importers of this product globally. Tapioca starch ranked as the 3935th most imported product into Serbia in the same year. Serbia primarily sourced tapioca starch from Paraguay ($25.8k), Thailand ($3.32k), Hungary ($1.12k), Netherlands ($427), and Cambodia ($379).

Serbia witnessed notable growth in its import markets for tapioca starch between 2020 and 2021, with significant contributions from Paraguay ($25.8k), Thailand ($1.74k), and Hungary ($444). This growth underscores Serbia’s increasing demand for tapioca starch and its reliance on key suppliers to meet the requirements of its expanding food industry.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
South AmericaBrazil177
South AmericaParaguay25,817
Table: Where Does Serbia Import Its Tapioca Starch (2021)

Serbia’s Tapioca Starch Tariffs

In 2018, the average tariff for tapioca starch imports into Serbia stood at 8.62%. Notably, the countries imposing the highest import tariffs on tapioca starch were Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Botswana. These nations applied a Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatment of 10%, reflecting their trade policies aimed at protecting domestic industries and ensuring market competitiveness.

The tariff landscape presents an important consideration for Serbian traders involved in tapioca starch imports. Understanding the prevailing tariff rates and trade regulations enables businesses to make informed decisions while navigating the import market and managing costs.

Data from BACI