barrier to trade

barrier to trade
barrier to trade ˌbarrier to ˈtrade noun barriers to trade PLURALFORM [countable]
ECONOMICS COMMERCE something that makes trade between two countries more difficult or expensive, for example a tax on imports; = TRADE BARRIER:

• Companies have located production abroad to overcome barriers to trade.

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barrier to trade UK US noun [C] (plural barriers to trade) (also trade barrier)
COMMERCE, ECONOMICS something, such as official rules or tariffs (= charges for goods entering a country) that makes buying and selling between countries difficult: »

Accession to the European Union removed the last few barriers to trade for all eight new central European countries.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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