tariff

noun
ADJECTIVE
high, low
preferential, protectionist, protective

British industry was sheltered from foreign competition by protective tariffs.

punitive, retaliatory

The European Union has threatened retaliatory tariffs.

external
internal
import
agricultural, industrial
steel, textile, etc.
across-the-board

a 27% across-the-board tariff on all goods from China

… OF TARIFFS
level

a 40% level of tariffs on imports

VERB + TARIFF
fix, set (both esp. BrE)

The agreement fixed tariffs for foreign goods coming into Japan at 5%.

impose, introduce, levy (esp. AmE), slap (informal)

The US could impose punitive tariffs of up to 100% on some countries' exports.

The US has slapped tariffs on steel imports.

pay
increase, raise
cut, lower, reduce
abolish, eliminate, lift, remove
TARIFF + NOUN
reduction, reform
structure, system
policy
level, rate
barrier, protection

the aim of removing all tariff barriers by next year

the removal of tariff protection for farmers

PREPOSITION
tariff on

They set a tariff of 36% on British wool cloth.

PHRASES
a reduction in tariff/tariffs

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(on imports or on exports)


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