Alternative Tariff

Alternative Tariff

In international commerce, a tariff that charges two or more rates for the same goods going to and from the same places. A rational shipper seeks to pay the lowest alternative tariff possible.
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Regulator Ofcom says a supplier is supposed to tell customers if they can save money by switching to an alternative tariff within the same company.
Section VI introduces alternative tariff structures that are better targeted to reduce such subsidy distribution distortions under a presumed policy objective of reducing subsidy costs to the government by 50 per cent.
As is shown in Figure 10, poor households have a higher subsidy share under all three alternative tariff structures compared to the DBT structure.
There are advantages and disadvantages associated with each alternative tariff structure, a proper account of which is available in Silva, Klytchniova and Radevic (2008).
The same majority also supported the following wording: "All new customers would receive the consumer protection tariff by default, but would have an opportunity to opt out of the CPT in favour of an alternative tariff without financial penalty.
The preceding discussion leads us to the conclusion that if the computed EPRs do not correspond to policy objectives, then an alternative tariff structure will have to be formulated to attain the target EPRs for realising objectives of public policy.
Between June 2014 and September 2015 they sent out 1.15 million statements to customers containing incorrect information about cheaper alternative tariffs.
"Shopping around for a good energy deal can provide households with access to many lesser-known, alternative tariffs, such as small scale providers like Utility Point, Together Energy, Avro and Bulb.
Insurers are looking for alternative tariffs, and rates based on individual data may make it tougher for consumers to compare prices.
This will enable you to choose which of our range of alternative tariffs are most suitable for your business.
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