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English definition of “barrier to trade”

barrier to trade

noun [C]     (plural barriers to trade) (also trade barrier)
COMMERCE, ECONOMICS something, such as official rules or tariffs (= charges for goods entering a country) that makes buying and selling between countries difficult: Accession to the European Union removed the last few barriers to trade for all eight new central European countries.
(Definition of barrier to trade noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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