Commodity Import Programs (Cips)

Business / Agriculture / Commodity Import Programs (Cips): The U.S. Agency for International Development uses a small portion of U.S. foreign aid funds to make grants and loans to countries judged important to U.S. foreign policy objectives. These cips, by making dollars available, help these countries finance purchases of U.S. commodities (including agricultural commodities) or other inputs needed to meet their development objectives and also provide balance-of-payments support to countries with very limited foreign exchange.

Other Words for Import

Import Verb Synonyms: meaning, sense, denotation, signification, gist, drift, thrust, intention, implication, purport, connotation, suggestion, allusion, intimation
Import Adjective Synonyms: introduce, bring in
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Import Safeguards

Business / Agriculture / Import Safeguards: A trade policy tool available to temporarily increase border protection for designated commodities and products. Its purpose is to allow a producing sector to adjust to changed market conditions befor MORE

Import Quotas

Business / Agriculture / Import Quotas: A quantitative limit placed on the importation of specific commodities. The protection afforded by quotas is more certain than can be obtained by imposing import duties as the effect of the latter wil MORE

Import Quota

Business / Agriculture / Import Quota: A trade barrier that sets the maximum quantity (quantitative restriction) or value of a commodity allowed to enter a country during a specified time period. The Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture MORE

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