importation importation  /ˌɪm pɔr ˈteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country
  2. (n) commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country



  1. I was somehow aware of the character as a re-importation.
  2. I mean, Obama supported drug importation during the campaign -- but has dropped that.
  3. In Munich, an embargo was placed upon the importation of parrots into Bavaria.


  1. Lawmakers object to expanding ban on importing out-of-state deer

    A number of state lawmakers, including the Senate president, are trying to head off a proposal to ban the importation of all deer to Florida.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Palm Beach Post

  2. The Daily Energy Technical Report 6.11.13

    Although the index rose, it was 0.3% lower than expectations. Their importation of base metals is also down nearly 30% on average. The S&P raised its outlook on the US credit rating from negative to stable. ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Monsanto shares rise on reports of China approval

    Shares of food maker Monsanto Co. rose on Monday on reports that China may approve some genetically modified soybeans for importation. THE SPARK: After meeting with China's agriculture minister, several ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "It is our intention to ban the importation, the sale and advertising," Clement said of its use in baby bottles. "Canada will be the first country in the world to take such action to limit exposures to bisphenol A."
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Tony Clement Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "To accept the importation of foreign drugs is to open the door so that a cottage industry today becomes a major industry tomorrow in supplying counterfeit drugs," Sen. Richard Burr, RN.C., said.
    on May 3, 2007 By: Richard Burr Source: Forbes

  3. "The importation of hatred into Australia is totally unacceptable," the acting attorney general, Kevin Andrews, said. "These remarks and the others before them are condemned by the government."
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Kevin Andrews Source: International Herald Tribune

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