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protective tariff

  1. a tariff levied on imports to protect the domestic economy rather than to raise revenue
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Historical Examples of protective tariff

  • The country has acquiesced in the wisdom of the protective-tariff principle.

    State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt

protective tariff in Culture

protective tariff

A duty imposed on imports to raise their price, making them less attractive to consumers and thus protecting domestic industries from foreign competition.

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