tariff noun

ADJ. high, low | preferential, protective, punitive British industry was sheltered from foreign competition by protective tariffs. | external | domestic, internal | import | customs

QUANT. level a 40% level of tariffs on imports

VERB + TARIFF fix, set The agreement fixed tariffs for foreign goods coming into Japan at 5%. | impose, introduce, levy The US could impose punitive tariffs of up to 100% on some countries' exports. | pay | increase, raise | cut, lower, reduce | abolish, eliminate

TARIFF + NOUN reduction, reform | structure, system | level, rate | barrier the aim of removing all tariff barriers by the year 2003

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

PHRASES a reduction in tariff/tariffs