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import something (from something) (into something)

to buy and transport something from a foreign place into a country. We imported the carpets from the Orient into this country. They imported wine into this country from France. I imported this from Germany.
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It is therefore evident, that one national government would be able, at much less expense, to extend the duties on imports, beyond comparison, further than would be practicable to the States separately, or to any partial confederacies.
When we consider that the number of plants now found on the island is 746, and that out of these fifty-two alone are indigenous species, the rest having been imported, and most of them from England, we see the reason of the British character of the vegetation.
Cuming, however, informs me that an English Helix is common here, its eggs no doubt having been imported in some of the many introduced plants.
(like the common mouse, which has also run wild) have been imported, and, as at the Galapagos, have varied from the effect of the new conditions to which they have been exposed: hence the variety on the summit of the island differs from that on the coast.
This frolic put every one in such spirits, that Polly forgot her trouble, and the little girls kissed each other good-night as affectionately as if such things as imported frocks, coup,s, and rival brothers did n't exist "Well, Polly, do you like parties?" asked Fan when the last guest was gone.
Competitive need limits place a ceiling on either the value or import share of a product imported from a beneficiary country.
Recent data also indicate that economic activity in the United States has picked up a bit in the early part of this year, suggesting a pace of import growth similar to that in 1995.
During the period from July-June, 2018-19, import of soyabean oil into the country reduced by 21.04% and was recorded at US$107.386 million as compared the US$136.00 million of same period of last year, according the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
In July-April, the food import bill decreased 9.85 per cent to $4.7 billion from $5.2bn a year ago.
Meanwhile, on a month-on-month basis, the import of mobile phones also witnessed a decline of 12.27pc during June 2019, when compared to the imports of $65.810 million during May 2018.
ISLAMABAD -- While the overall imports declined during the year 2018-19, the country's oil import went up slightly by 0.08 per cent year-on-year to $14.44 billion, reveals data compiled by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
The detail shows that import of palm oil witnessed a sharp decrease of 10.99% during July-April (2018-19) as it went down to $1.54 billion from $1.73 billion in July-April (2017-18).
The country's purchases of imported meat jumped by nearly a third in the first two months of the year, with pork accounting for the bulk of the import volume, according to data from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI).
Oil import bill rises 31% in 2018 !-- -- Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) - March 8, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Higher volume and import cost pushed the Philippine net oil import up by nearly a third last year.
The share of energy imports increased to 23.7% in the total import bill amounting to $60.86 billion in fiscal year 2018, compared to 20.64% in the total of $52.90 billion in the previous fiscal year 2017, stated the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Monday.