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English definition of “retaliatory tariff”

retaliatory tariff

noun [C]     COMMERCE
a tax that a government charges on imports to punish another country for charging tax on its own exports: China responded by saying it would impose retaliatory tariffs on a broad range of US products. → Compare punitive tariff
(Definition of retaliatory tariff noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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