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Definition of

economic sanctions

International Trade

trade restrictions to bring about political changes restrictions on trade with a country in order to influence its political situation or to make its government change its policy

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Definitions of ’economic sanctions’ and meaning of ’economic sanctions’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’economic sanctions’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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