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English definition of “non-tariff barrier”

non-tariff barrier

noun [C]     ( abbreviation NTB)
ECONOMICS, COMMERCE a method of limiting imports without charging a tariff (= a tax on goods coming into a country ): NTBs such as health and safety requirements or technical barriers can be important obstacles to international trade .
(Definition of non-tariff barrier noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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