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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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He knows where you live now and the price of free speech is on Traynor's Tarriff. I would say you were in the high economy bracket.
* Sema tarrif: Once again this is a tarriff that draws on the demographic, linguistic and financial-affluence social strata.
The two have assumed those positions in the aftermath of the recent resignations of Scott Tarriff as president and CEO and Mark Auerbach as executive chairman.
Year Value Quantity (kg) Consumption 1990 0.21 0.16 124,528,481 0.04 1991 2.96 1.95 160,622,857 0.43 1992 6.28 3.56 162,866,032 0.94 1993 12.82 5.92 259,329,615 0.33 1994 3.03 2.58 155,130,975 0.60 1995 3.80 3.71 169,065,397 0.41 1996 6.55 7.05 195,478,639 0.97 1997 17.86 15.40 197,839,093 3.09 1998 14.56 1.50 212,676,553 5.38 1999 21.64 21.37 189,823,129 9.77 2000 17.20 16.71 243,146,576 8.96 2001 19.25 17.48 284,447,528 6.72 SOURCES: ITC Interactive Tarriff and Trade Dataweb, data for HTS Code 0804-40-00, Avocados (fresh or dried); Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
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"We are very pleased with this outcome", said Scott Tarriff President and CEO of Par Pharmaceutical, "This ruling validates our strategy of developing products based on patented science and technology.
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For tarriff purposes, they are "customers" and therefore pay no access charges on their long-distance traffic.