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In my opinion, imports are subject to an additional tax known as a tariff, which is levied by the government. They have the effect of increasing prices for end users, leading to a decrease in imports and perhaps provoking retaliation from other nations.
Tariffs are a significant obstacle to free trade, and they are often introduced in order to shield native industries from the competitive pressures of foreign goods that are less expensive. However, this often results in retaliation from other nations in the form of tariffs placed on the exports of the offending nation.
In comparison to free trade, the quality of life in a nation will decrease due to tariffs since they harm consumers farther than they benefit producers. If a nation has significant market power on global markets, it may be possible for tariffs to raise that country’s level of living. This finding is not applicable in the vast majority of nations or with the vast majority of goods.