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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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government for a protective tariff against imported steel.
The traditional Whig program of economic modernization called for a protective tariff, but only under the assumption of a national market that spanned a continent.
When the Republicans regained control in 1896, they reintroduced the tariff on woolen imports and moderately raised protective tariff rates.
However, with the decline of racial segregation--particularly after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964--the protective tariff for Black-owned businesses eroded rapidly.
And the DTI, like a mother spoiling her crybaby son, imposed a protective tariff on cement imports despite the fact that there was a construction boom in the Philippines and there was a big demand for cement.
But 1888 came closest to being a two-party contest, and at the heart of it was an issue into which later generations have struggled to breathe life: the level at which the protective tariff should be set.
As a result of currency fluctuations and the protective tariff structure, imported consumer goods are priced beyond reach of the average Nigerian family.
Increasing pressure to lower protective tariff barriers will give imported goods easier access to the Japanese market.
He is also wrong in his sneering comment that I supposedly have no knowledge that Calhoun advocated the protective tariff in 1816.
An examination of our industrial background reveals that high rates of duties and sales tax on machinery and plant ranging from 70 per cent to 100 per cent mark up rate of 14 percent in good old days and now between 20 per cent to 25 percent compelled our industrialists to go for substandard plants, which were commercially viable mainly because of protective tariff.
Grant provides clear discussions of those issues, though his financial expert's aversion to the protective tariff makes it hard for him to grasp the importance of the tariff to Reed and other Gilded Age Republicans.
Thus, rehashing Blaine's supposed profiteering from shady dealings with friendly capitalists could augment the Democrats' argument that Republican programs of business subsidies and a protective tariff ministered to the rich at the poor's expense.