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French term or phrase:introduction
English translation:importation/importing, introduction
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23:59 Oct 14, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: introduction
Introduction de machines non déclarées."
Does introduction mean smuggling here?
From a financial report.
bharg
India
Local time: 04:44
importation/importing, introduction
Explanation:
Without more "padding" on either side of your extract, then I am not sure but if you suspect that smuggling is the true context, then you must at least be talking generally about the illicit importation of goods which have not been declared to the appropriate authorities.

"importation, importing" are the nouns used to describe the action of bringing in. I like the previous suggestion of bringing in. "import" is used to describe licences, permits, trade, surcharge, whatever and is of course the verb.

However, just an inkling, that as the original has not opted for a word based on "import", then it might be meaning "introduction" into the coutnry, onto the market more precisely. For this reason, without more context, "bringing in" might be a safe choice as it covers both.

Nikki
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 00:14
Grading comment
I agree, smuggling is too strong a word to be used without being sure. Your suggestions are very good. Thanks for your help.
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Summary of answers provided
naimportation/importing, introduction
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nabringing inTelesforo Fernandez
naimportation
Mats Wiman


  

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48 mins
importation


Explanation:
the act of importing, which seems to be the case here.
Definitely not smuggling.


    Norstedts+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 00:14
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 133

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Yolanda Broad
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6 hrs
bringing in


Explanation:
here introduction means bringing in of non-declared machines.

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 04:44
PRO pts in pair: 216

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7 hrs
importation/importing, introduction


Explanation:
Without more "padding" on either side of your extract, then I am not sure but if you suspect that smuggling is the true context, then you must at least be talking generally about the illicit importation of goods which have not been declared to the appropriate authorities.

"importation, importing" are the nouns used to describe the action of bringing in. I like the previous suggestion of bringing in. "import" is used to describe licences, permits, trade, surcharge, whatever and is of course the verb.

However, just an inkling, that as the original has not opted for a word based on "import", then it might be meaning "introduction" into the coutnry, onto the market more precisely. For this reason, without more context, "bringing in" might be a safe choice as it covers both.

Nikki


    Larousse Business Dictionary (FR-E-FR)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 00:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
Grading comment
I agree, smuggling is too strong a word to be used without being sure. Your suggestions are very good. Thanks for your help.

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Yolanda Broad
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