Import Licensing

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Import Licensing

Import Licensing and the GATT Policy Negotiations

In relation to the GATT Policy Negotiations, Christopher Mark (1993) provided the following explanation and/or definition of Import Licensing: Procedures requiring the submission of an application or other documentation (other than those normally required for customs purposes) to an administrative body for approval as a prior condition for importation into the customs territory of a country. See also prior deposits.

In the United States

For information about Import Licensing in the context of international trade, click here

Import Licensing

This section provides an overview of quotas and import licensing within the legal context of Market Access (Quantitative Restrictions in Goods and Services) in international economic law (Main Regulatory Areas).


Further Reading

  • Ilaria Espa, “Quotas and Import Licensing,” Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law, Cheltenham Glos (United Kingdom), Northampton, MA (United States)


See Also

Further Reading

  • Information about Import Licensing in the Encyclopedia of World Trade: from Ancient Times to the Present (Cynthia Clark Northrup)

Import Licensing and the Laws of International Trade

World Trade Organization (WTO) Import Licensing

World Trade Organization (WTO)

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