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trade barriernoun [C, usually plural]

uk   us   ECONOMICS, COMMERCE
something such as an ​importtax or a ​limit on the ​amount of ​goods that can be ​imported that makes ​internationaltrade 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 ​tradebarriers.break/knock/tear down trade barriers We are ​calling on other ​nations to ​knock down ​tradebarriers.reduce/end/lift trade barriers The ​talksaim to get ​rich countries to ​lowertradebarriers. foreign/​global/​internationaltradebarriers falling/high/​lowtradebarriers
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