re·​im·​por·​ta·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌim-ˌpȯr-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce reimportation (audio)
plural reimportations
: the act or practice of reimporting something
… laws banning reimportation of drugs from countries where they cost less.William O'Connor
: something that is reimported
These reimportations are most often referred to as American Goods Returned or U.S. Goods Returned.Nanna Cross

Examples of reimportation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And there's the concept of reimportation. CBS News, 19 Feb. 2023 There is, for example, very broad support for allowing the reimportation of prescription drugs, a reform for which there is a pretty good libertarian argument and an idea that was supported by both the Trump campaign and the Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign in 2016. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 1 Oct. 2020 In addition, drug companies seeking to protect their bottom lines could also limit shipments to the nations serving as hubs for a reimportation program. Editorial Board Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 5 Oct. 2020 Republicans are split about having the government negotiate prescription-drug prices, reimportation, and other marketplace interventions. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 1 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reimportation was in 1714

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“Reimportation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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