Meaning of “duty differential” in the English Dictionary

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duty differentialnoun [ C ]

uk us ECONOMICS, TAX, COMMERCE

a difference between the rates of tax charged in a country on similar types of goods:

The Government announced a widening of the duty differential in favour of cleaner fuels.

a difference between the rates of tax charged by different countries on similar goods:

They discussed the problem of duty differentials between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

(Definition of “duty differential” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)