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protectionism

noun [U] uk   us   /prəˈtek.ʃən.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving
the actions of a government to help its country's trade or industry by taxing goods bought from other countries
protectionist
adjective uk   us   /-ɪst/
Translations of “protectionism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 貿易保護主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贸易保护主义…
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