Economic Definition of specific tariff. Defined.
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Term specific tariff Definition: A tax on imports that is specified as a money amount that is levied per unit of imports. This is one form of trade barrier that's intended to restrict imports into a country. Unlike nontariff barriers and quotas, which increase prices and thus revenue received by domestic producers, an ad valorem tariff generates revenue for the government. For example: a specific tariff of $5 for every TV imported.