Translation of import in Spanish:

import

importación, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɪmˌpɔrt//ˈɪmpɔːt/

noun

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    • 1.1Business
      (act)

      importación feminine
      (surcharge/quota/levy) (before noun) de importación
      import ban prohibición de la importación feminine
      • import surplus excedente de importación
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Malaysia reaffirmed its position to maintain auto-part import duties as they are to protect its domestic industry.
      • An application has been made to the World Trade Organisation to prevent the import of unsafe, substandard stoves.
      • The import duties and VAT are then paid to the Customs Division of the Ministry of Finance.
      • Tax holidays and import duty exemptions are available to investors in certain enterprises for which there is a special need.
      • 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.
      • Exports of primary commodities and the import of finished products are not favourable for any country.
      • This aid, he said, could take the form of import duties or, in rare cases, prohibition of imports.
      • The Government is determined not to burden the economy with the import of costly electricity.
      • 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.
      • This will be followed by establishing an assembly unit there to save on import duty.
      • The McKinley Tariff Act of 1890 raised import duties to protect American-made products.
      • 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.
      • 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.’
      • Local facilities should allow the company to avoid excessive import duties.
      • It is then only a small step to the mistaken notion that imports should be discouraged, perhaps through import controls.
      • That plant exists in part to build cars closer to their eventual owners, saving both time and money for transportation and import duty.

    • 1.2(article)

      a foreign import un artículo de importación
      • a new Japanese import un artículo (or coche etc.) nuevo importado del Japón
      • the rise in imports el aumento de las importaciones
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • He said intense competition from cheaper imports in the local market has resulted in persistent price wars.
      • The merchandise cannot compete with cheaper imports.
      • The EU imposes tough sanitary and phytosanitary conditions on imports from southern African.
      • Getting the manufacturing association to back a duty on low-priced Chinese imports was a victory for small manufacturers.
      • The set is currently available in the U.S. as an import.
      • Consumers in particular have been spending freely, and their purchases of cheap imports help to stretch the buying power of their paychecks.
      • But he cannot increase the prices of his products because of pressure from cheaper imports from outside the EU.
      • 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.
      • I got my copy of David Bowie's BBC Sessions, but Peter Gabriel's OVO album appears to only be available as an import.
      • A typical racer is a male aged 17-24 and most likely driving an import.
      • In the decades following the Second World War there was strong competition in many markets from cheap imports.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • It could then export the surplus of this commodity in exchange for imports produced by other countries with respective comparative cost advantages.
      • Everybody knows that a falling dollar will boost the economy by making exports cheaper and imports pricier.

  • 2formal

    (significance)
    importancia feminine
    trascendencia feminine
    matters of great import asuntos de suma importancia / de gran trascendencia masculine
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Decisions of momentous import are made in board rooms and bankers' offices.
    • The import of what he had just admitted - for the first time - initially went unnoticed.
    • The farther you distance yourself from it, the more it swells, gains gravitational heft, reveals mythic import.
    • This is an extremely important phase of the war, and its import should not be minimized.
    • The apparently inane becomes loaded with import, the trivial can suddenly become significant, while the grand gestures are often revealed as essentially meaningless.
    • He was there to pull a trigger; the consequences were of no import.
    • They provide a timely reminder - for the writer as well as his readers - of the import and significance of such moments.
    • The turban, since ancient times, has been of significant import in the Punjab, the land of the five rivers and the birthplace of Sikhism.
    • 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.
    • Everything else is of little import, of little weight on the human conscience and pales in significance.
    • 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.
    • This recalls Oscar Wilde's aphorism that in matters of great import, style is always more important than substance.
    • The play aspires to the weight and import that American theatre had in the glory days of Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan and Tennessee Williams.
    • Finally, it will be worth considering a small incident in the life of a woman that has more symbolic import than real life significance.
    • In addition to their importance for conservation, consequences of hybridization are of considerable import to evolutionary biology.
    • They quite simply have no statistical value and should never be used for questions of serious import.
    • 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.
    • ‘We have gone too far in emphasizing the value and import of the purely rational,’ Goleman wrote.
    • 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.
    • They are momentary events of great import and even beauty.
    • This is clearly an issue of substantial import to both the current political race and our very survival.
    • I hope the answers to these questions can at least provide a basic understanding of the import of the message.
    • 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.
    • The suggested amendments do not in any way change the import or substance of my order.
    • 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 pointlessly beautiful (beautifully pointless) game seems burdened with a vast weight of financial, cultural, political import.
    • 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.

transitive verb

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    (commodity/goods/idea) importar
    • This is why the nation imported the idea of ‘fat camps’ from America - where obesity has for a long time been a great issue.
    • And to protect domestic producers and production capacities it is possible for governments to impose tariffs on cheap imported goods.
    • We are importing ideas and concepts, embodied in media such as television programmes and music that are potentially deleterious to our society.
    • Food prices and the costs of all imported goods will increase dramatically.
    • If we keep on importing ideas and techniques, we become what we call dependent.
    • According to a shop assistant, all the goods were imported from Syria.
    • Last May, a distribution company that imported goods from the Middle East and Australia was set up.
    • The boom of those imported goods have brought more business not only to shipping and docking companies, but also to railroads that take them across the U.S.
    • He wanted to celebrate American patriotism and regional pride rather than imported artistic ideas.
    • They have examined practices in a number of countries and imported the best ideas.
    • And the idea of art being a personal expression, a flag of individuality, is also an idea imported from the West.
    • The very idea of a nation-state is one imported from the west.
    • Given the distance, most people tend not to import goods, preferring to furnish their properties in the local style.
    • Retailers could also be affected but in their case the impact would most likely be positive since imported goods could be markedly cheaper.
    • Like so many other aspects of modern life these ideas were substantially imported from industrial societies.
    • ‘While the boom has been good for employment at the bottom, it is not so positive for the economy, as the retail goods are imported,’ he said.
    • The result has been a troubling tendency to import prior ideas about adolescence and youth into the new historical context.
    • Many industries in the UK have suffered as a result of cheap imported foreign goods and as a result of the strength of the pound against other currencies.
    • High tariff barriers were erected to dissuade domestic manufacturers from importing foreign goods.
    • As so many of the region's best students go to universities in the West, or import foreign ideas and practices, they are often absorbing English as the global language of modern thought.
    • We import British creative ideas, slap some American accents on the actors and pass it off as fresh and original programming.
    • The American economy now depends on a rising tide of cheap imported goods to sustain acceptable levels of economic growth and domestic consumption.
    • He imported the idea, and the first elite forces were born.
    • With the exception of autos and trucks, imported capital goods account for about 40% of business spending on new equipment.
    • Rome was importing goods from its colonies but wasn't exporting nearly as much.
    • Each country will produce the goods and services for which it is best fitted, and import other goods and services which can be produced more efficiently abroad.
    • The solution is to speed up the process of importing the best ideas from around the world and to train our brains to become more innovative and creative.
    • 7th and 8th-cent. artists developed a fascinating range of responses to these imported concepts and their native inherited traditions.
    • Just as a household cannot buy goods unless it has an income, so we as a country cannot import goods unless we first export goods and services.
    • By organizing Balinese into artists' groups, they imported the idea that artists were a special class of people, distinct from the rest of society, who needed their own space to thrive.
    • Businesses needed dollars to import goods and banks charged high rates of interest for hard currency.
    • It is expected that there will be few, if any, imported ideas on how we reform and improve our education system.
    • It is unclear whether this concept was imported to New York City or spontaneously arose there around the same time.
    • Bear in mind, though, that there are financial implications to importing goods from abroad.
    • Gehry was breaking free, blurring boundaries, importing ideas from another discipline into his own.
    • This is him at his worst, blindly importing ideas not designed for Scottish circumstances.
    • Also confounding the picture is the fact that many clock- and watch-makers supplemented their income by making silver and jewelry or importing goods.
    • And devaluing the peso could boost inflation, as imported goods will become much more expensive.
    • Acts were passed prohibiting any but English vessels to trade with English colonies, and allowing only English ships to import goods into England.
    • I have nothing against importing ideas and approaches from other countries, in fact it is the only way to stay competitive in any sport, but England have taken the wrong kind of medicine.
  • 2imported past participle

    (goods) importado
    (goods) de importación
    (fashion/word) importado
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    Computing
    importar
    • Once a file is imported, you need to change it to the proper format.
    • I have tried to save the information as a Word document and import it.
    • Exported data files can be imported into spreadsheets or other databases that recognize this format.
    • MP3 files can be directly imported and played back, and sound controls are more refined.
    • But there was no menu command to import files from a disk.