What is protective tariff?

Tariffs are the governmental tax that are imposed on the shipments of goods coming in from foreign lands. That way whomever is exporting their goods is not able to sell them tax-free to another country. A protective tariff is when the government issues an extremely high tax upon a foreign import to demoralize the consumers in an effort to keep foreign products away from the country. It is practically consumerism discrimination as we try to make our domestic industries more money than have a foreign economy benefit at our expense. The high tariff makes it so global competition doesn't get to be so much where industries struggle with keeping their doors open.

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