Meaning of “Community preference” in the English Dictionary

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"Community preference" in Business English

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Community preferencenoun [ U ]

uk us

GOVERNMENT, POLITICS the fact of European countries giving better treatment to other people or goods that come from the European Union than to those who come from outside it:

Their opinion was that the Community preference principle should be maintained, but it should only apply to long-term residents.

(Definition of “Community preference” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)