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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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Drivers must have had 10 consecutive hours off duty before the on-duty clock starts anew.
The Agency proposes to modify the sleeper-berth exception to allow drivers to split their required 10 hours off duty into two periods: one period of at least seven consecutive hours in the sleeper berth and the other period of not less than two consecutive hours, either off duty or in the sleeper berth.
The DGCA had last month said off duty pilots and aircraft engineers are not allowed to travel in the cockpit, a day after it grounded an Air India Pilot for three months as he was tested positive in a pre-flight breath analyzer test.
But the police constable, who was off duty at the time, was waiting by the car after becoming concerned about the vehicle being out of place in the area.
Two off duty nurses and members of the public have saved a man's life after he collapsed in the street overnight.
"The officer has, whilst off duty and on a night out with colleagues, purchased alcohol from a shot seller whereupon there has been a disagreement over the bill," states a summary of the allegations, published onNorthumbria Police'swebsite.
More than 900 police officers are arrested each year, and roughly 60 percent of all crimes for which police are arrested occur while they're off duty, as Guyger was when she shot Jean.
Orlando, FL, August 10, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Three years ago, Detail Kommander was introduced to law enforcement agencies nationwide as a brand new, reengineered software platform and process for managing law enforcement off duty details.
Praising the officer, a sergeant within the volunteer Special Constables unit, Deputy Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said: "Even off duty, we are trained and rightly expected to intervene when someone is in need.
The nun, who was doing the deed to help in the clean-up following hurricane Irma, was spotted by a Miami-Dade Police Department off duty officer.
The juveniles refused to stay and attempted to leave, resulting in the off duty officer physically detaining one of the juveniles.
In at least 66 cases - about 10 percent of police shootings in Texas' largest cities between 2010 and 2015 - the officer pulling the trigger was off duty, according to an analysis of police data obtained by The Texas Tribune.