Meaning of “indirect import” in the English Dictionary

"indirect import" in Business English

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indirect importnoun [ C or U ]


a situation in which a company buys products from someone in another country using an intermediary (= a person or organization that arranges business agreements), or a product that is bought in this way:

The direct or indirect import of diamonds from the country was banned.
Some of these goods are indirect imports.
indirect importing
noun [ U ]

Indirect importing can be less risky since it usually involves buying from a business registered in the US.

(Definition of “indirect import” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)