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direct importnoun [C]

uk   us   COMMERCE, ECONOMICS
a ​situation in which a ​company, etc. ​buysproducts directly from someone in another country, without using another ​person or ​organization to make ​arrangements for them, or a ​product that is ​bought in this way: We ​specialize in the ​directimport of ​cars from Japan. Direct ​imports from ​overseasmanufacturers are ​minimal, because ​localsuppliersaccount for more than 90% of the store's ​merchandise.
direct importing
noun [U]
Is the ​lowerpriceworth the ​increasedcost, ​risk, and ​investment associated with ​directimporting?
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