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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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If the said customs duty is imposed on imported handsets, companies like Samsung will most likely suffer its brunt as they will have to pass on the increased import costs to their customers.
at least 40% value should be added to the goods during the manufacturing process (for which the customs duty exemption is being sought) by the mainland LLC locally (electricity costs, rent costs and employees' salaries will also be considered for the purposes of added value).
The basic customs duty on imported flat-rolled products of stainless steel has been increased from 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent.
His explanations referred to the higher customs duty rates for goods imported from Turkey and other non-EU countries.
Import of coking coal, mainly used by steel industry, is exempted from basic customs duty, whereas non-coking coal attracts basic customs duty of 5 per cent.
Also, basic customs duty on high-end imported cars and other motor vehicles costing more than $40,000 (approximately Rs 22 lakh) and with engine capacity exceeding 3000cc for petrol engines and 2500cc for diesel engines has been increased from 75 per cent to 100 per cent.
Rajesh Sasidhar from Dubai, who also prompted three of his friends to sign the petition, said it (the customs duty on gold) is an injustice to NRIs.
It was reported that while the customs duty rate on tyres and the peak rate of customs duty on all non agricultural products were progressively reduced in the Union Budgets during the last few years, in the case of natural rubber the rate of 20 percent customs duty has remained unchanged for over a decade.
Midland importers are facing 'spectacular and unwelcome increases' in their customs duty costs, an expert has warned.
And countries will be on the lookout to collect on those fines, to make up for federal revenues lost because of the lower income taxes, as well the loss of customs duty and excise levies.
Failure to recognize the significance of customs duty issues during business planning could cause missed opportunities worth millions and create a duty or customs penalty exposure if not properly addressed.

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