Redundant Tariff

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Redundant Tariff

A tariff that is imposed or changed but does not affect trade because some non-tariff barrier such as an import quota is already in place. Alternatively, a minutely changed tariff may be considered a redundant tariff because the change is not large enough to entice or discourage trade.
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Since "liberalization" pressure may lead in some instances to the replacement of zero quotas by redundant tariffs, this "tariffication" process may initially increase the frequency with which we observe redundant protection.
Yet redundant tariff protection (also called "water-in-the-tariff") is a common feature of 19th and early 20th century U.
4) In its current incarnation in developing economies, redundant tariff protection works in much the same way.
I show how redundant tariff protection emerges from both pluralist (passive state) and more autocratic (active state) political economy models.
Since redundant tariff protection can occur in pluralistic political environments (19th century U.
World price uncertainty creates expected gains from redundant tariff protection for risk-neutral producer interests and policy makers.
Often the redundant tariff is combined with a zero quota to create an additional layer of redundancy in case "liberalization" pressure requires the elimination of one variety of protection.