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English definition of “foreign trade”

foreign trade

noun [U]     COMMERCE
the activity of trading goods and services with other countries : He said putting up barriers to foreign trade and guarding jobs might work in the short run but not indefinitely . Mexico is the state's largest foreign trade partner , accounting for $5.4 billion of exports . foreign trade deficit / surplus
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