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English definition of “barrier to trade”

barrier to trade

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 .
(Definition of barrier to trade noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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