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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.

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Furthermore, one reason why the final deal has been so hard to reach on agriculture has been concern in rich countries, especially America, that emerging markets such as China, Brazil and India, have been less willing to reduce tariff protection for their growing manufacturing base than they could.
Without taking a protectionist approach, MEPs argue for "fair and adjustable" tariff protection for the European market, noting that this same protection gives meaning to the preferences granted to the developing countries.
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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).