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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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poultry industry has joined red meat producers and processors in an effort to block legislation by midwestern senators that would renew tax credits and protective tariffs for ethanol, which are due to expire at the end of the year.
A protective tariff generally is levied at a higher rate than is a revenue tariff.
The removal of trade barriers, protective tariff, and subsidies means that only those livestock industries that are efficient will survive.
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.
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.
In fact, Bork excuses Representative Taylor's (ROhio) anticonsumer position on such reasoning: "Even when defending the protective tariff.
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.
In mid-January, the trade ministry imposed a temporary protective tariff of LE 500 per ton on imported white and refined sugar, with the exception of sugar used in the production of pharmaceuticals.
In retirement, Jefferson's hostility to England led him to embrace a voluntary buy-American policy, not a protective tariff.
As our trade deficit grows, and high-paying jobs depart our shores, many American employers and workers have come to believe that we must enact protective tariff barriers to block foreign imports.