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drawback

Economics a refund of customs or excise duty paid on goods that are being exported or used in the production of manufactured exports
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He and others are studying compounds that might mitigate tPA's drawbacks.
Authors and physicians Tori Hudson and Christiane Northrup have been warning of the dangers and drawbacks of HRT for years.
This is mainly due to the fact that with little effort, corrupt exporters with the connivance of corrupt government and bank officials manage to receive drawbacks from the exchequer.
The drawbacks to these techniques are that they are difficult to implement (involving either NMR or Raman spectroscopy) and are limited in resolution, so that rapid spatial and temporal variations of temperature cannot be measured.
Anyone who has used the FOIA is aware of the drawbacks of seeking information from one of the federal agencies.
While all of these sites offer savings of typically $9 to $12 per class, there are drawbacks.
Learn about the advantages and drawbacks of CPE via the Internet and where to find vendors of this fledgling delivery system.
Rotary impeller degassing of aluminum does, however, have its drawbacks.
Although negotiating in English presents some minor problems - most notably, a loss of idiomatic nuance in the verbal exchange and diminished opportunities for negotiators to express empathy-several advantages of negotiating in English generally outweigh these drawbacks.
Of the all drawbacks, this is the hardest to grapple with.
Both Kruskopf and Helmen agree that plate-free technology has two current drawbacks.