Meaning of “barrier to trade” in the English Dictionary

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"barrier to trade" in Business English

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barrier to tradenoun [ C ]

uk us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)