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The list of items upon which a duty is imposed when they are imported into the United States, together with the rates at which such articles are taxed.

The term tariff is also used in reference to the actual custom or duty payable on such items.


Customs Duties; Import Quotas.


(Bill), noun account, itemized account, list, list of items, money's worth, quoted price, price list, scale of prices, table of charges


(Duties), noun assessment, duty, excise, levy, schedule of duties, tax
See also: duty, excise, fare, imposition, levy, tax


the level of punishment imposed or recommended for a criminal offence.

TARIFF. Customs, duties, toll. or tribute payable upon merchandise to the general government is called tariff; the rate of customs, &c. also bears this name and the list of articles liable to duties is also called the tariff.
     2. For the tariff of duties imposed on the importation of foreign merchandise into the United States.

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Tariff protection may not be bad macroeconomic policy in a liquidity trap.
The results obviously indicate that most of agricultural crops (first stage processed products) have been under-protected, so poor farmers and smallholders have been hurt from the lack of government`s tariff protection.
To control for tariff evasion, we add to this baseline specification the ratio of calculated duties to dutiable import values as our measure of tariff protection at the HS 10-digit level.
The measurement of effective rates of protection changed our perception of tariff protection and industry assistance more generally.
The capable Feil moved up in Customs and to the Tariff Board in 1974, just as it was being transformed into the Industries Assistance Commission by the Whitlam Government and its zealous head Alf Rattigan was attempting a systematic demolition of the tariff protection regime behind which lived the Australian manufacturing sector.
From here he crafted speeches as the Chief Minister of the British Empire, warning South Africa in August 1899 about its behaviour ahead of the Boer War and arguing for tariff protection and building up of British industry to secure jobs for British workers in 1903.
Any drop in tariff protection upon entry into the European Union would result in an increase of French imports and a drop in domestic poultry production", warn INRA and ITAVI.
Taipei, July 30, 2009 (CENS)--The government should keep certain tariff protection in place for a number of items vulnerable to the trade liberalization associated with the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), suggested the Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI).
level of its average tariff protection, and been able to turn the public deficit into a surplus, reduce foreign debt
The World Bank said tariff protection, both with and without the inclusion of preferences, has fallen consistently in all regions and income groups from the mid-1990s to 2007, it said.
A whole chapter on the BBC for example, one on 'private daydreams', largely dreamed in the 'Picture Palaces' (or bug pits) built in the golden age of cinema-building (if not film-making) between the wars; another interesting one on the press, under the title 'power without responsibility', a phrase now so familiar, but which Hattersley reminds us, was first uttered by the Conservative leader Stanley Baldwin (it had been written for him by his cousin Rudyard Kipling), refuting an attack on his integrity by the Daily Mail during the bitter struggles over tariff protection in 1931.
Perhaps the most pernicious contention in favor of tariff protection for the steel industry is based on the "infant industry" argument (Grossman and Horn, 1988; Baldwin, 1969).