Meaning of “trade barrier” in the English Dictionary

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"trade barrier" in Business English

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trade barriernoun [ C, usually plural ]


something such as an import tax or a limit on the amount of goods that can be imported that makes international trade more difficult or expensive:

trade barriers on/to sth Trade barriers on leather handbags are usually limited to high tariffs.
The rich countries have erected trade barriers.
break/knock/tear down trade barriers We are calling on other nations to knock down trade barriers.
reduce/end/lift trade barriers The talks aim to get rich countries to lower trade barriers.

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