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/ˈɪmpɔːt/ COMMERCE
[C, usually plural] a product that is made in one country and brought into another, especially in order to sell it: Oil is our most important import by far. cheap/expensive/imports
[C or U] the activity or business of bringing goods into a country from another country: The authorities imposed a ban on imports of hormone-treated beef. Trade (the sum of exports and imports) was equivalent to 44% of GDP. The officials were accused of evading tariffs on the import of cars and other luxury goods.
imports [plural] the quantity of goods brought into one country from another during a particular period of time, or the value of these goods: US imports of vehicles from Japan rose to $2.23 billion in March. growth/increase/decline in imports →  See also direct import , parallel import , visible imports →  Compare export verb
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