importation im‧por‧ta‧tion [ˌɪmpɔːˈteɪʆn ǁ -ɔːr-] noun [uncountable] COMMERCE
the activity or process of bringing things into a country from abroad in order to sell them:

• US law prohibits importation of prison-made goods.

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importation UK US /ˌɪmpɔːˈteɪʃən/ noun [C or U]
COMMERCE the process or business of bringing goods into a country from another country: the importation of sth into/from sth »

VAT is due on the importation of goods into the UK from other EC countries.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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