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indirect importnoun [C or U]

uk   us   COMMERCE, ECONOMICS
a ​situation in which a ​companybuysproducts from someone in another country using an ​intermediary (= a ​person or ​organization that ​arrangesbusinessagreements), or a ​product that is ​bought in this way: The ​direct or ​indirectimport of diamonds from the country was ​banned. Some of these ​goods are ​indirectimports.
indirect importing
noun [U]
Indirect ​importing can be less ​risky since it usually involves ​buying from a ​businessregistered in the US.
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