from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An international association organized to eliminate customs restrictions on goods exchanged between member nations and to establish a uniform tariff policy toward nonmember nations.

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  • noun a type of trade bloc which is composed of a free trade area with a common external tariff

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  • noun an association of nations to promote free trade within the union and set common tariffs for nations that are not members


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