Why Do Countries Impose Tariffs?

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Countries impose tariffs to boost the value of home-grown industries. If the buyer has to pay extra money for something from abroad, they're more likely to think twice about it and buy something from inside the country. This isn't considered discriminatory or against free market principles because the national government is dedicated to supporting the economy of which those home-grown industries are composed.
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tariffs are imposed to keep control on imports.
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It can be used to protect domestic production, it can also backfire when used in such a way. Example, the Canada-USA Lumber trade dispute. Canada produces softwood lumber cheaper
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Because we want to limit the things
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The White House said that the duties of up to 30% on imported steel were designed to give the struggling US steel industry a three-year respite from international competition so that
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