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protectionistadjective

uk   us   /prəˈtekʃənɪst/ ECONOMICS
protectionist ​laws or ​methods are intended to ​help a country's ​trade or ​industry by putting ​taxes on ​goodsbought 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]

uk   us   /prəˈtekʃənɪst/ ECONOMICS
someone who ​supports helping a country's ​trade or ​industry by putting ​taxes on ​goodsbought from other countries or by ​limiting the ​amount of ​goods that can be ​imported: The ​government has ​labelled many critics of its ​boomingexports as trade protectionists.
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