Definition of gray goods in English:

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gray goods

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrā ˌɡo͝odz/

plural noun

1Newly manufactured fabrics that have not been subjected to whitening processes.
Example sentences
  • A manufactured fiber in which the fiber forming substance is any long chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of acrylonitnie units., gray goods are used as well.
  • Broadwoven plain weave poplin and broadcloth fabric (gray goods), chiefly spun polyester mixed with carded cotton
  • So my first question is about sources for raw goods, gray goods they were called.
2Goods traded in a gray market.
Example sentences
  • The US Customs Service has adopted a new "gray goods" rule which provides protection to US trademark owners against the importation of gray goods.
  • Authorized goods have a stronger effect on brand equity than gray goods.
  • Lower courts have excluded gray goods where differences might lead to consumer confusion or deception, but have permitted importation if there are few, if any, differences.

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