Meaning of “protectionist” in the English Dictionary

"protectionist" in Business English

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protectionistadjective

/prəˈtekʃənɪst/ uk us ECONOMICS

protectionist laws or methods are intended to help a country's trade or industry by putting taxes on goods bought from other countries or by limiting the amount of goods that can be imported:

protectionist measures/policies Such protectionist measures penalise exporters in developing countries.
protectionist laws/measures/legislation

protectionistnoun [ C ]

/prəˈtekʃənɪst/ uk us ECONOMICS

someone who supports helping a country's trade or industry by putting taxes on goods bought from other countries or by limiting the amount of goods that can be imported:

The government has labelled many critics of its booming exports as trade protectionists.

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