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import

1. 
a. goods (visible imports) or services (invisible imports) that are bought from foreign countries
b. (as modifier): an import licence
2. Canadian Informal a sportsman or -woman who is not native to the country in which he or she plays

import

(data)
To read data that is not in the native format of the application. For example, a web browser will have its own way of storing bookmarks but it will usually provide a function to import bookmarks from Internet Explorer. The alternative is to provide an independent external conversion utility but this is usually less convenient for the user.

import

(1) To convert a file into the format required by the application being used. Many applications are capable of importing a variety of popular formats, converting them into the native format of the application for display, printing or editing. If an application can import a format, it can usually export to the format (convert it back). For example, most word processing programs can import documents created in other word processors. After editing, they can be saved in the native format or saved in (exported to) the document's original format.

Computer-aided design (CAD) and drawing programs are used to manipulate graphics objects in their proprietary, native format. In order to modify an illustration created in another application, it must be imported. After making changes, the drawing can be saved in (exported to) the drawing's original format.

Ripping Is Importing Too
When a music CD is imported into jukebox software such as iTunes and converted to MP3, AAC or some other compressed audio format, it is also called "ripping." Contrast with export. See import filter and ripping.

(2) To scan an image into an application. For example, the import function in Photoshop is used to activate the scanner. In this context, import means to convert the paper image to a digital image.
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w]), the marginal rate of transformation between importables and exportables is given by [p.
protection in this economy steady so that the price of importables (i)
In an aggregative model of international trade, the price and volume of imports are determined by the relations of supply and demand for importables at home and abroad, while the price and volume of exports are determined by the relations of supply and demand for exportables abroad and at home.
i], in turn, may be interpreted as excess demand for importables and supply of exportables, respectively, in the domestic country.
At the same time the initial reforms for exportables took place, importables lost their tariff and nontariff protection.
Let us then consider the scenario emerging after just 12 months from now when the highest rate of tariff will be brought down to 35%, meaning all types of finished good will be importable at the maximum rate of 35%, or less.
1 "The limits within which the [relative price or exchange ratio between importables and exportables] is confined, are the ratio between their costs of production in the one country, and the ratio between their costs of production in the other" ([1844] 1968, p.
ij] represents how the output of importables of good i responds to changes in the domestic price of good j.
Factor intensities for exportables and importables are given in Table 3 with industry details given in the Appendix.
If capital inflow is utilised in the importables then RER will not be affected.
The imposition of the tariff raises the real wage of the factor used intensively in the production of importables, and lowers the real wage of the other factor, both relatively and absolutely.
Such policies include: (i) not-fully-credible trade liberalizations and price stabilization programs, which are likely to induce a consumption boom and increase international indebtedness in the short run, or (ii) tariff cuts under downward price rigidity, which induce (temporarily) excessively high prices of domestic goods and, hence, a current account deficit on the expectations that the relative price of importables with respect to domestic goods will increase over time.