Export Duty Law and Legal Definition

Export Duty is a kind of tax levied on exports of basic commodities entering into world trade, such as rubber, copper, palm oil, sisal, tea, cocoa and coffee.

Duty is often associated with customs, a payment due to the revenue of a state, levied by force of law. It is a tax on certain items purchased abroad. A duty differs from a tax in being levied on specific commodities, financial transactions, estates, etc., and not on individuals.