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Duty

A tax on imports, exports, or consumption goods.

Duty

A tax that a country imposes on its imports and, occasionally, exports. A duty exists to make an import more expensive and to thereby encourage people to buy goods produced in their own country. Proponents of their use argue that duties discourage outsourcing of jobs to other countries and make the country more self-sufficient, but most economists agree that they are economically inefficient and some contend that they may ultimately harm the people they are intended to help. A duty is also called a tariff. See also: WTO, International trade, Globalization.

duty

See tariff.
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Indeed, we are a more effective and a more disciplined force when we live by the high standard of always on duty or never off duty.
GSOC was set up to probe all complaints made against gardai relating to their conduct on and off duty.
He checked with Florida Highway Patrol to confirm that the Glock 38 had, indeed, been added to the approved list for their personnel to wear off duty.
Summary: A Spanish man has an off duty policeman to thank after he was saved from the path of an oncoming train.
I was off duty, but felt it was my duty to stop him from subjecting people's lives and properties to danger," Mr Mass'ad said in an interview put out by the Interior Ministry media centre.
while the commando has been off duty here on Wednesday.
You displayed a remarkable dedication to serve and protect while off duty, exposing yourself to possible serious injury in apprehending an individual you had reason to believe was armed with a weapon," the commendation reads.
10 officers from Gwent Police have been prosecuted for speeding offences committed off duty.
LAPD and Sheriff's Department officers are allowed to carry weapons off duty, but are required to undergo periodic weapons-training courses.
Chief Supt Stephen Dugmore, from Sutton Coldfield police station, said: "PC Smith went beyond the call of duty while off duty with his children.
Take action; talk with the shipmates in your shop and other shops about being safe when you get off duty.
An off duty police officer arrested the driver of a stolen vehicle after his off duty colleague was assaulted.