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protectionism

noun [U]     /prəˈtek.ʃən.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving
the actions of a government to help its country's trade or industry by taxing goods bought from other countriesTaxationEconomics and the state of the economy protectionist     /-ɪst/ adjective
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