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Definition of tariff noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tariff

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈtærəf//
     
     
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  1. 1a tax that is paid on goods coming into or going out of a country A general tariff was imposed on foreign imports. Thesaurustaxduty customs duty/charge tariffThese are all words for money that you have to pay to the government.tax money that you have to pay to the government so that it can pay for public services:income tax sales tax tax cutsduty a tax that you pay on things that you buy, especially those that you bring into a country:The company has to pay duty on all imported merchandise.customs duty/charge tax that is paid when goods are brought in from other countriestariff a tax that is paid on goods coming into or going out of a country, often in order to protect industry from cheap imports:A general tariff was imposed on foreign imports.Patterns (a) tax/duty/tariff on something to pay an amount of money in tax/duty/customs duty to pay (a) tax/duty/customs duty/tariff/rates to collect taxes/duties to increase/raise/reduce taxes/duty/tariffs to cut taxes/duties to impose a tax/duty/tariff to put a tax/duty >on>something Topic CollocationsInternational Relationstrade facilitate/regulate trade (with other countries) form/join a trading bloc live in/compete in a global/the world economy support/promote free trade adopt/call for/oppose protectionist measures erect/impose/reduce/remove trade barriers impose/lift/raise/eliminate import tariffs (on something) have/run a huge/large/growing trade surplus/deficit embrace/resist/drive globalizationpolitics and law handle/talk about/discuss foreign policy pursue an aggressive/a hawkish foreign policy require/use/conduct diplomacy establish/break off/sever/restore diplomatic relations/ties foster/promote/strengthen regional cooperation facilitate/achieve economic/political integration exercise/defend/protect/transfer/restore/regain national/state/full/limited sovereignty consolidate/extend/lose/retain your power (in the region) hold/maintain/change/alter/shift the balance of power (in the region) cause/create/open/expose/heal/repair a deep/growing/major/serious rift between X and Ymeetings and agreements have/hold/host/attend an international conference/an economic forum/a G20 summit lead/launch a new round of global/multilateral/world trade negotiations send/head/lead/meet a high-level/an official/a trade delegation facilitate/begin/start/continue/resume peace talks be committed to/be opposed to/disrupt/undermine/derail/sabotage the peace process negotiate/achieve a lasting political settlement broker/sign a peace deal/agreement/treatyconflict be/constitute/pose a threat to global security compromise/endanger/protect national security justify/be in favor of/support/be against/oppose military intervention threaten/authorize/launch/take/support/oppose unilateral/preemptive military action impose/enforce/lift/end economic sanctions/an arms embargo/a naval blockade close/protect/secure/patrol the border lead/be involved in a peacekeeping operationaid negotiate/announce a $15 billion aid package/an economic stimulus package send/provide/request/cut off military aid bring/provide emergency/humanitarian relief deliver/distribute medical supplies/food supplies fund/run a foreign/a local/an international NGO reduce/eradicate/combat/fight child/global/world poverty
  2. 2 a list of fixed prices that are charged by a hotel or restaurant for rooms, meals, etc., or by a company for a particular service
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