Definition of import in English:
- ‘While the boom has been good for employment at the bottom, it is not so positive for the economy, as the retail goods are imported,’ he said.
- And to protect domestic producers and production capacities it is possible for governments to impose tariffs on cheap imported goods.
- The boom of those imported goods have brought more business not only to shipping and docking companies, but also to railroads that take them across the U.S.
- We are importing ideas and concepts, embodied in media such as television programmes and music that are potentially deleterious to our society.
- It is expected that there will be few, if any, imported ideas on how we reform and improve our education system.
- This is him at his worst, blindly importing ideas not designed for Scottish circumstances.
- It could then export the surplus of this commodity in exchange for imports produced by other countries with respective comparative cost advantages.
- With cheap imports, excess production capacity, and anemic spending, consumer prices keep falling.
- But he cannot increase the prices of his products because of pressure from cheaper imports from outside the EU.
- This is particularly true when measuring retail sales and imports and exports, where changes in prices might reflect other factors (such as fluctuating exchange rates).
- Tax revenues collected from imports and exports of goods this year are expected to be lower than the government's earlier target.
- Although imports of capital goods used by factories have fallen, imports of cars, brand-name clothing, and other consumer goods are up.
- This aid, he said, could take the form of import duties or, in rare cases, prohibition of imports.
- The higher import duty will first apply for six months and, if during investigation the government finds that the imports can seriously injure the local industries, it could stay in place for four years.
- Taxes on foreign trade (both import duties and export taxes) are also relatively easily monitored and collected.
- I hope the answers to these questions can at least provide a basic understanding of the import of the message.
- The suggested amendments do not in any way change the import or substance of my order.
- Harrison's normally-expressive flint-blue eyes turned shark-like as he savoured the import of those words, turning them over in his mind like a terrier worrying a bone.
- They quite simply have no statistical value and should never be used for questions of serious import.
- They are momentary events of great import and even beauty.
- Everything else is of little import, of little weight on the human conscience and pales in significance.
transport from Late Middle English:
Transport is from Latin transportare, from trans- ‘across’ and portare ‘carry’. The word's use to denote ‘a means of transportation’ arose in the use of transport ships to carry soldiers or convicts, and later army supplies. Import (Late Middle English) and export (Late Middle English) are the carrying of goods in and out of the country.
- Example sentences
- many reasonably competitive manufacturing industries making exportable and importable products were suddenly exposed to the full rigors of world competition, and have either closed down or emigrated to Australia.
- The bank, rather than providing that information to him in a form that was importable into his word processing and mail merge software, gave it to him in plain paper, forcing him to type it in.
- Moreover, while he knew that cheaper generics were importable, he said he would not go out of his way to make them available.
- Example sentences
- The severity of the sentence shows how seriously the courts view these importations.
- He said there were field marshals and generals at the top, who organised and funded the importations of large quantities of cigarettes and truck drivers.
- The bill attacks the importation of goods into the US which are produced by the exploitation of child labor.
- Example sentences
- A healthy trading system requires that countries be both eager exporters and importers.
- The costs that importers must face as a result of the delays and congestion at the port are inevitably passed on to consumers.
- But exporters and importers have been reluctant to accept the higher freight rates.
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