What is import?

  • (noun): An imported person brought from a foreign country.
    Example: "The lead role was played by an import from Sweden"
    Synonyms: importee
    See also — Additional definitions below


The term import is derived from the conceptual meaning as the goods and services into the port of a country. The buyer of such goods and services is referred to an "importer" who is based in the country of import where the overseas based seller is referred to as an "exporter". Thus an import is any good (e.g. a commodity) or service brought in from one country to another country in a legitimate fashion, typically for use in trade. It is a good that is brought in from another country for sale. Imported goods or services are provided to domestic consumers by foreign producers. An import in the receiving country is an export to the sending country.

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Some articles on import:

Stockholm During The Age Of Liberty - Trade
... The intention with these institutions was to substitute import of expensive goods, such as high-quality textiles, with a domestic production - thus effectively limiting import to raw materials ...
Import - Statistical Data
... Data on the value of imports and their quantities often broken down by detailed lists of products are available in statistical collections on international trade published by the statistical services of ...
... process • spliceosomal snRNP assembly • protein import into nucleus • gene expression • RNA metabolic process • ncRNA metabolic process • snRNA import into nucleus ... The nuclear import of the spliceosomal snRNPs U1, U2, U4 and U5, is dependent on the presence of a complex nuclear localization signal ... by this gene interacts specifically with m3G-cap and functions as an snRNP-specific nuclear import receptor ...
China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation
... China National Aero-Technology Import Export Corporation (Abbreviate CATIC, Chinese 中航技进出口有限责任公司) is a leading trading corporation of China, its core business is aviation ...
Hot Import Nights
... Hot Import Nights (HIN) is an auto show featuring compact and tuner import cars ... The show originated in California and has been hosted in various major cities throughout the United States ...

More definitions of "import":

  • (noun): The message that is intended or expressed or signified.
    Example: "The import of his announcement was ambigtuous"
    Synonyms: meaning, significance, signification
  • (verb): Bring in from abroad.
  • (noun): Commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country.
    Synonyms: importation
  • (verb): Indicate or signify.
    Synonyms: spell

Famous quotes containing the word import:

    The intellectual life may be kept clean and healthful, if man will live the life of nature, and not import into his mind difficulties which are none of his.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Every tree sends its fibres forth in search of the Wild. The cities import it at any price. Men plow and sail for it. From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and barks which brace mankind.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)