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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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3m owing to regulatory duties imposed on imports of various types of dry fruits especially from Afghanistan.
However, tea imports into the country on month on month basis reduced by 0.
The food commodities that witnessed increase in imports included milk, cream and milk food for infants, the imports of which grew by 1.
Leads toward the passing from imports to domestic goods prices and hence domestic inflation/deflation.
The statistical report also noted that the lion's share of the imports came from 10 countries that exported goods worth SR249 billion, accounting for 62 percent of all imports to the Kingdom in 2010.
In stark contrast, sheet extruders have no fear of imports at all.
Strong Demand Raising Imports of Manufactured Products
The prevailing high domestic Indian price of rubber is another factor prompting companies to increase imports.
companies would gain little if tariffs or quotas were put in place because other countries' imports would quickly fill the void.
As a result, China's net imports of papermaking fibers should grow dramatically--more than imports of paper and board.
Year-to-date, total steel imports of 10 million net tons remain nearly seven percent higher than last year's figure, although finished steel imports are down two percent.
Imports have become the whipping boy for the problems that certain integrated producers are experiencing.
The act requires traders to exercise "reasonable care" in the entry, tariff classification, product valuation and marketing of imports.