Definitions for: Import Barrier

[n] any regulation or policy that restricts international trade

Synonyms: trade barrier

See Also: embargo, protectionism, quota, trade embargo, trade stoppage

Famous Quotes Containing Import Barrier:

To say that a thing has never yet been done among men is to erect a barrier stronger than reason, stronger than discussion.

-- Thomas Reed (American Politician)

We aren't leveraging this great economic engine, the strongest economy in the world. And yet we have this totally weak response. We import $500 billion a year more in products than we export.

-- Jennifer Granholm (American Politician)

My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone?

-- Bruce Sterling (American Writer)

We are considering various ways of making use of our oil and gas downstream industries. This is to be complemented with the import of oil and gas from other sources as raw materials.

-- Hassanal Bolkiah ( Statesman)

The high prices also highlight the fact that the U.S. is too heavily dependent on fossil fuels that we import from unstable parts of the world. To protect our national security, we must become more energy secure.

-- Dan Lipinski (American Politician)

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.

-- Kin Hubbard (American Journalist)

Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a let-down because the real barrier wasn't in the sky but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight.

-- Chuck Yeager (American Aviator)

Arafat was a barrier to peace.

-- Charles Schumer (American Politician)

Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers. In the United States, we import everything consumers want. So why not pharmaceuticals?

-- Chuck Grassley (American Politician)

Again, talent is the real import of being in the business.

-- Bobby Sherman (American Musician)

Right now too much American time and resources are spent dealing with situations caused by our dependence on oil that we import from unstable countries.

-- Dan Lipinski (American Politician)

Thru the auspices of the viewers who become - I think this is an import - in a democracy, become a working unit with law enforcement against the criminals.

-- Robert Stack (American Actor)

Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.

-- M. Scott Peck (American Psychologist)

Now between '45 and '48, things would change enormously, 'cos we'd had credit in United States, credit from the Bank of America, credit from the Import-Export Bank and people had started working again.

-- Gianni Agnelli (Italian Businessman)

It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.

-- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (German Philosopher)

Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.

-- Jackie Joyner-Kersee (American Athlete)

Developed countries and advanced developing countries must open their markets for products from the developing world, and support in developing their export and import capacity.

-- Anna Lindh (Swedish Politician)

Although economists have studied the sensitivity of import and export volumes to changes in the exchange rate, there is still much uncertainty about just how much the dollar must change to bring about any given reduction in our trade deficit.

-- Martin Feldstein (American Economist)

Somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the food you eat has been touched by immigrant hands, and it is fair to say some of them are not here as they should be here. But if you didn't have these folks, you would be spending a lot more - three, four or five times more - for food, or we would have to import food and have all the food security risks.

-- Tom Vilsack (American Politician)

Natural erosion had reduced the critical barrier islands in the Gulf, the result of the destruction of some 300,000 acres of wetlands. This amounted to 30 miles of marshlands.

-- Mortimer Zuckerman (Canadian Publisher)

If these assets were set up as a revolving fund with which Japan could import raw materials for its industries, Japanese exports could again enter the channels of world trade-and Japanese workers would have employment and something to eat.

-- James Forrestal (American Public Servant)

I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?

-- John Steinbeck (American Author)

I'm in that comfortable niche where I'm not that famous and sometimes people do need to put a barrier between them and their followers. When you're real famous you need to do that but I'm not that famous so I don't need that kind of barrier.

-- Tony Levin (American Musician)

Mr. Lincoln's elevation shows that in America every station in life may be honorable; that there is no barrier against the humblest; but that merit, wherever it exists, has the opportunity to be known.

-- Matthew Simpson (American Clergyman)

If you have a recital to do, you have to memorize the songs. I never use music when I do recitals. It produces an instant barrier, both for yourself and the audience.

-- Bryn Terfel (Welsh Musician)

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.

-- Aristotle (Greek Philosopher)

I've always considered making it legal for Americans to import their prescription drugs a free-trade issue. Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers.

-- Chuck Grassley (American Politician)

They have been saying for a long time that Iraq made an effort to import active uranium, and my colleague demonstrated the other day that they came to the conclusion that it was a fake document that everybody is relying upon.

-- Hans Blix (Swedish Diplomat)

But I now entered on my fifteenth year - a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import.

-- Harriet Ann Jacobs (American Writer)

We do not want to live in a theocracy. We should maintain that barrier and government has no business telling someone what they ought to believe or how they should conduct their private lives.

-- Robert Reich (American Economist)

You know, a left-winger, the barrier to success if you're on the left in commercial radio is a mile and a half higher than it is if you're on the right.

-- Robert McChesney (American Critic)

My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.

-- Barack Obama (American President)

Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.

-- Miguel de Unamuno (Spanish Educator)

Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier, doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.

-- Amy Goodman (American Journalist)

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.

-- Voltaire (French Writer)

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