Translation of import in Spanish:


importación, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɪmˌpɔrt//ˈɪmpɔːt/


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    • 1.1(act)

      importación feminine
      (surcharge/levy/quota) (before noun) de importación
      import ban prohibición de la importación feminine
      • import surplus excedente de importación
      • Singapore has import duties on only a small number of items.
      • In compensation, however, the government stepped in to stop the import of sub-standard and illegal products.
      • The higher import duty will first apply for six months and, if during investigation the government finds that the imports can seriously injure the local industries, it could stay in place for four years.
      • This will be followed by establishing an assembly unit there to save on import duty.
      • The import duties and VAT are then paid to the Customs Division of the Ministry of Finance.
      • Put another way, costs that used to be absorbed by the private sector in the form of export and import duties and tariffs have been transferred onto taxpayers in the form of security costs.
      • She said: ‘It is ridiculous that they have been allowing the import of birds as pets in recent weeks without even placing them in quarantine.’
      • An application has been made to the World Trade Organisation to prevent the import of unsafe, substandard stoves.
      • The McKinley Tariff Act of 1890 raised import duties to protect American-made products.
      • It is then only a small step to the mistaken notion that imports should be discouraged, perhaps through import controls.
      • Taxes on foreign trade (both import duties and export taxes) are also relatively easily monitored and collected.
      • In addition, the Angolan Press Agency has reported that the proposed legislation is only the draft of a law intended to regulate the import of seeds and grains.
      • Local facilities should allow the company to avoid excessive import duties.
      • Exports of primary commodities and the import of finished products are not favourable for any country.
      • Malaysia reaffirmed its position to maintain auto-part import duties as they are to protect its domestic industry.
      • Vegetable growers did not suffer any major setbacks this year and thanks to the measures against the import of fruit and vegetables, many local growers got a good price for their produce.
      • The Government is determined not to burden the economy with the import of costly electricity.
      • This aid, he said, could take the form of import duties or, in rare cases, prohibition of imports.
      • That plant exists in part to build cars closer to their eventual owners, saving both time and money for transportation and import duty.
      • Tax holidays and import duty exemptions are available to investors in certain enterprises for which there is a special need.

    • 1.2(article)

      a foreign import un artículo de importación
      • a new Japanese import un artículo (/ coche etc. ) nuevo importado del Japón
      • the rise in imports el aumento de las importaciones
      • Yet local manufacturers of everything from toys to shoes, as well as farmers of rice and corn, are struggling just to survive the onslaught of cheap imports.
      • For one thing, practically all of the dollars that go abroad to purchase imports or, now, to pay wages, come back to the United States, to buy goods and services here.
      • Getting the manufacturing association to back a duty on low-priced Chinese imports was a victory for small manufacturers.
      • I got my copy of David Bowie's BBC Sessions, but Peter Gabriel's OVO album appears to only be available as an import.
      • The company admitted that it had taken steps in the past to maintain its market share in the face of cheap imports, but said that those actions had not affected prices in the building materials market.
      • With cheap imports, excess production capacity, and anemic spending, consumer prices keep falling.
      • The president confirmed he was imposing tariffs to protect beleaguered US producers against cheaper foreign imports.
      • The set is currently available in the U.S. as an import.
      • A typical racer is a male aged 17-24 and most likely driving an import.
      • Everybody knows that a falling dollar will boost the economy by making exports cheaper and imports pricier.
      • The flood of imports from abroad have had an enormous impact on the company's order books and this, combined with rising costs, had made the decision to cease trading inevitable, they said.
      • She said the move was meant to ensure that local production of wheat was not discouraged by cheaper foreign imports.
      • It could then export the surplus of this commodity in exchange for imports produced by other countries with respective comparative cost advantages.
      • Consumers in particular have been spending freely, and their purchases of cheap imports help to stretch the buying power of their paychecks.
      • The merchandise cannot compete with cheaper imports.
      • In the decades following the Second World War there was strong competition in many markets from cheap imports.
      • He said intense competition from cheaper imports in the local market has resulted in persistent price wars.
      • The EU imposes tough sanitary and phytosanitary conditions on imports from southern African.
      • But he cannot increase the prices of his products because of pressure from cheaper imports from outside the EU.
      • The hope is that a weaker dollar, by making imports more expensive at home and U.S. exports cheaper abroad, will close the trade gap and stop jobs from going overseas.

  • 2formal

    importancia feminine
    trascendencia feminine
    matters of great import (masculine plural) asuntos de suma importancia / de gran trascendencia
    • she does not realize the full import of her decision no se da cuenta del verdadero alcance de su decisión
    • I thought it was ridiculous that he should think that just because he felt like talking to me, I should have been obliged to respond if I had nothing of import to say.
    • They provide a timely reminder - for the writer as well as his readers - of the import and significance of such moments.
    • In addition to their importance for conservation, consequences of hybridization are of considerable import to evolutionary biology.
    • I hope the answers to these questions can at least provide a basic understanding of the import of the message.
    • The pointlessly beautiful (beautifully pointless) game seems burdened with a vast weight of financial, cultural, political import.
    • Decisions of momentous import are made in board rooms and bankers' offices.
    • Sport imbues the ephemeral and the silly and the transitory with great gravity, and it's a kind of consolation in a world that buckles beneath meaning and import and significance.
    • Most of all, I remember a sense that something of great import and significance was taking place, but we were not sure what it was.
    • She recognized the import of the message and notified the police immediately.
    • One would imagine that who stays and who goes would be of vital import to the prospects of the club's new manager, but one of his first acts in the job was to indicate that he preferred to leave such matters to others.
    • ‘We have gone too far in emphasizing the value and import of the purely rational,’ Goleman wrote.
    • The apparently inane becomes loaded with import, the trivial can suddenly become significant, while the grand gestures are often revealed as essentially meaningless.
    • They quite simply have no statistical value and should never be used for questions of serious import.
    • The import of what he had just admitted - for the first time - initially went unnoticed.
    • The turban, since ancient times, has been of significant import in the Punjab, the land of the five rivers and the birthplace of Sikhism.
    • You have to remember that the Ottoman Empire was still reasonably strong and control of the mountainous terrain that separated it from the Russian Empire was of great strategic import.
    • Harrison's normally-expressive flint-blue eyes turned shark-like as he savoured the import of those words, turning them over in his mind like a terrier worrying a bone.
    • The dustup between the professors provoked a flurry of articles and op-eds earlier this year, but most of the coverage missed its true import.
    • And I realised that my muzzy warm self-regard was only made possible because I had in fact faced very few real moments of moral import.
    • He was there to pull a trigger; the consequences were of no import.
    • What is most striking, however, about the passage is that its tone and import departs substantially from what he had written throughout the height of his scholarly career.
    • The farther you distance yourself from it, the more it swells, gains gravitational heft, reveals mythic import.
    • This recalls Oscar Wilde's aphorism that in matters of great import, style is always more important than substance.
    • This is an extremely important phase of the war, and its import should not be minimized.
    • Everything else is of little import, of little weight on the human conscience and pales in significance.
    • This is clearly an issue of substantial import to both the current political race and our very survival.
    • Finally, it will be worth considering a small incident in the life of a woman that has more symbolic import than real life significance.
    • They are momentary events of great import and even beauty.
    • The play aspires to the weight and import that American theatre had in the glory days of Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan and Tennessee Williams.
    • The suggested amendments do not in any way change the import or substance of my order.
    • While I had photographed his eye (upon his direction), it wasn't until later that he confessed that its import had to do with me reflected in his eye.

transitive verb

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    (commodity/goods/idea) importar
  • 2imported past p

    (goods) importado
    (goods) de importación
    (fashion/word) importado
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