countertrade
noun Date: 1976 a form of international trade in which purchases made by an importing nation are linked to offsetting purchases made by the exporting nation

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  • Countertrade —   [ kaʊntətreɪd, englisch] der, (s), Sammelbezeichnung für Tauschgeschäfte im Außenhandel, bei denen sich die Geschäftspartner verpflichten, gegenseitig Waren oder Dienstleistungen auszutauschen, abzunehmen oder für ihre Abnahme zu sorgen. Zum… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • countertrade — See: barter * * * countertrade coun‧ter‧trade [ˈkaʊntəˌtreɪd ǁ tər ] noun [uncountable] COMMERCE when two countries trade goods or services in exchange for other goods or services: • The jets were offered at $34 million each, but the price will… …   Financial and business terms

  • countertrade —  International barter. Countertrade is often used by developing countries lacking sufficient foreign currency to obtain goods and services from industrialized countries.  ► “By the year 2000, an estimated 1/2 or more of all international trade… …   American business jargon

  • Countertrade — A trade between two countries by which goods are exchanged for other goods rather than for hard currency. Sometimes both parties are happy with the goods they receive; other times one country will liquidate the received asset, ultimately… …   Investment dictionary

  • countertrade — countertrader, n. /kown teuhr trayd /, n. trade, esp. international trade, carried on for payment wholly or partially in goods instead of cash or credit. [1915 20; COUNTER + TRADE] * * * …   Universalium

  • countertrade — noun Exchange of goods or services that are paid for, in whole or part, with other goods or services …   Wiktionary

  • countertrade — coun·ter·tra·de s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS econ. scambio commerciale in cui l esportatore accetta in pagamento dal paese importatore prodotti che poi rivenderà su altri mercati {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX. ETIMO: comp. di counter… …   Dizionario italiano

  • countertrade — n. type of international trade in which goods and services are exchanged without the use of money …   English contemporary dictionary

  • countertrade — noun international trade by exchange of goods rather than by currency purchase …   English new terms dictionary

  • countertrade — coun·ter·trade …   English syllables

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