a tariff imposed to protect domestic firms from import competition
a duty imposed on imported goods for the purpose of encouraging their manufacture at home
A tax levied on imported goods with the purpose of reducing domestic consumption of foreign-produced goods.
A tax on goods that are brought into the country and compete with that country's own products. It is designed to drive up the cost of foreign goods and protect native manufacturers from disruptive competition.
A duty or tax on imported products to make them more expensive in comparison to domestic products.
A protective tariff is a tariff or tax imposed on goods imported from other countries in an effort to "protect" goods made within the country. It makes foreign goods more expensive than local goods and hopefully less appealing to buy. As a result, the protective tariff helped American industries financially by luring the people with lower prices.