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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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This is in line with the implementation of CMO 11-2014 or the Guidelines for Registration of Importers and Customs Brokers with the Bureau of Customs.
Enriquez said he would request Ordoez to provide him the documents he submitted to the Bureau of Customs so that he could help assess the violations committed by the importers.
The BMEI study will provide importers and exporters with a deeper understanding of the buying dynamics of SMEs," said Jose Acosta, president of UPS Public Affairs for the Americas region.
FDA requires all food (human and animal) importers to develop and implement a FSVP - with a few limited exceptions.
The importers complained of delays in registration and a lack of understanding of procedures for laboratories to be authorised to Egyptian standards, which leads importers to pay thousands of dollars for foreign laboratories.
Retailers and wholesalers that are considered importers under FSVP should maintain detailed records on the compliance status of their foreign suppliers, conduct a robust hazard analysis for each food, and import only from approved foreign suppliers.
Prospects for growth are much weaker in the oil importers that Fitch rates: Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.
FDA's proposed FSVP rule, if ultimately adopted, would require importers to have a plan for imported food, including identifying hazards associated with each food that are reasonably likely to occur, and require importers to provide adequate assurances that these hazards are being adequately controlled.
According to the quarterly Global Retail Manufacturers and Importers Survey, half of importers are experiencing an increase in orders this spring compared with last year, while half are experiencing a decrease or no change.
Summary: Importers of used vehicles said Wednesday they are suffering considerable losses due to the sudden implementation of a new traffic law.
In the first five months, sales of the top-four imported luxury-car brands dropped from 51% to 34%, with importers urging the cessation of the luxury tax to save the imported-car market.
One of the components of the updated regulation has been how the framework defines "economic operators," which includes manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers and distributors.