colonial preference

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colonial preference:

see tarifftariff,
tax on imported and, more rarely, exported goods. It is also called a customs duty. Tariffs may be distinguished from other taxes in that their predominant purpose is not financial but economic—not to increase a nation's revenue but to protect domestic industries
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Going back to Rios-Avila's point about Puerto Rico being a queer nation, he wonders whether "Puerto Rico is a colony with the vocation of a nation, whether it is a queer colony because of its aspirations to be a nation, or whether it is a queer nation with colonial preferences" (2009, 1130).
The emerging global sugar players of the era were taking advantage of Britain's removal of colonial preferences favouring its colonies, as Britain moved towards free trade (Bulmer-Thomas 2012).
``But when the war ends, they told the British you'll end your colonial preferences and we're going to have a new world order based on free trade.

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