countervailing duty


: a duty or surtax imposed on imports to offset an excise or inland revenue tax put upon articles of the same class manufactured at home
: a duty imposed to offset the advantage to foreign producers derived from a subsidy that their government offers for the production or export of the article taxed

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near countervailing duty

Cite this Entry

“Countervailing duty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!