Meaning of “trade dispute” in the English Dictionary

"trade dispute" in Business English

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trade disputenoun [ C ]

uk us

HR →  industrial dispute

COMMERCE, POLITICS a disagreement between countries about the products they trade with each other, for example, about import taxes or limits on the number of goods that can be imported:

a trade dispute with sb All trade disputes with Japan had been settled.
a trade dispute over sth Clothing exports to the US continue to be affected by trade disputes over illegal transhipments.

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