Import quota



A governmental restriction on the quantities of a particular commodity that may be imported within a specific period of time, usually with the goal of protecting domestic producers of that commodity from foreign competition. (See tariff.)

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    [im-pawr-chuh-nuh-see] /ɪmˈpɔr tʃə nə si/ noun 1. the quality or condition of being ; importunateness.

  • Importunate

    [im-pawr-chuh-nit] /ɪmˈpɔr tʃə nɪt/ adjective 1. urgent or persistent in solicitation, sometimes annoyingly so. 2. pertinacious, as solicitations or demands. 3. troublesome; annoying: importunate demands from the children for attention. /ɪmˈpɔːtjʊnɪt/ adjective 1. persistent or demanding; insistent 2. (rare) troublesome; annoying adj. 1520s, from importune + -ate, or else from Medieval Latin importunatus, past participle […]



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    [im-pawr-chuh-nit] /ɪmˈpɔr tʃə nɪt/ adjective 1. urgent or persistent in solicitation, sometimes annoyingly so. 2. pertinacious, as solicitations or demands. 3. troublesome; annoying: importunate demands from the children for attention. /ɪmˈpɔːtjʊnɪt/ adjective 1. persistent or demanding; insistent 2. (rare) troublesome; annoying adj. 1520s, from importune + -ate, or else from Medieval Latin importunatus, past participle […]

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    [im-pawr-toon, -tyoon, im-pawr-chuh n] /ˌɪm pɔrˈtun, -ˈtyun, ɪmˈpɔr tʃən/ verb (used with object), importuned, importuning. 1. to press or beset with solicitations; demand with urgency or persistence. 2. to make improper advances toward (a person). 3. to beg for (something) urgently or persistently. 4. Obsolete. to annoy. 5. Obsolete. to press; impel. verb (used without […]



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