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QUANTITATIVE RESTRICTIONS (QRS)

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Definition:
Specific limits on the quantity or value of goods that can be imported (or exported) during a specific time period.

Context:
An example is an import quota, where a quantitative restriction on the level of imports is imposed by a country.

Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Glossary, February 1998.

Source Publication:
Doha World Trade Organisation Ministerial: Glossary of Terms.

Hyperlink:
http://www.wto.org/wto/english/thewto_e/minist_e/min01_e/brief_e/brief22_e.htm#_Toc528136428

Statistical Theme: International trade statistics

Created on Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, July 19, 2005