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English definition of “direct import”

direct import

noun [C]
 
 
COMMERCE, ECONOMICS
a situation in which a company, etc. buys products directly from someone in another country, without using another person or organization to make arrangements for them, or a product that is bought in this way: We specialize in the direct import of cars from Japan. Direct imports from overseas manufacturers are minimal, because local suppliers account for more than 90% of the store's merchandise. →  Compare indirect import
direct importing noun [U]
(Definition of direct import from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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