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Definition of Tariff

Tariff

  1. A tariff may be imposed solely for, and with reference to, the production of revenue (called a revenue tariff, or tariff for revenue, or for the artificial fostering of home industries (a projective tariff), or as a means of coercing foreign governments, as in case of retaliatory tariff.
  2. A schedule, system, or scheme of duties imposed by the government of a country upon goods imported or exported; as, a revenue tariff; a protective tariff; Clay's compromise tariff. (U. S. 1833).
  3. The duty, or rate of duty, so imposed; as, the tariff on wool; a tariff of two cents a pound.
  4. Any schedule or system of rates, changes, etc.; as, a tariff of fees, or of railroad fares.
  5. To make a list of duties on, as goods.

Tariff Quotations

The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.
Alan Keyes

I am a tariff man, standing on a tariff platform.
William McKinley

As history has repeatedly proven, one trade tariff begets another, then another - until you've got a full-blown trade war. No one ever wins, and consumers always get screwed.
Mark McKinnon

There is no man more dangerous, in a position of power, than he who refuses to accept as a working truth the idea that all a man does should make for rightness and soundness, that even the fixing of a tariff rate must be moral.
Ida Tarbell

Because of the Korean free trade agreement, South Koreans who want Oregon blueberries are gonna see their prices go down because we will be getting rid of a 45 percent tariff on this Oregon product.
Ron Wyden
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Tariff Translations

tariff in French is tarif, tarifaire
tariff in German is Tarif, verzollen, Tarif
tariff in Italian is addaziare, tariffa
tariff in Spanish is tarifa, arancel, aduanar
tariff in Swedish is tulltaxa, taxa

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