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quota

noun allocation, allotment, allowance, appropriation, assignment, check, circumscription, constraint, containment, contingent, control, curb, extent, inhibition, limit, limitation, measure, number, percentage, portion, proportion, quantity, quantum, ratio, regulation, restraint, restriction, share, suppression
Associated concepts: quota system, racial quota

QUOTA. That part which each one is to bear of some expense; as, his quota of this debt; that is, his proportion of such debt.

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Countries in the first category consistently export more coffee without quotas because they can increase production capacity even with low world prices; it includes Brazil, Colombia and Indonesia.
steel companies, trade quotas can give an industry time to retool, cut costs, and face up to the future.
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For the quota increases under the 14th General Review of Quotas to become effective, the consent to the quota increase is required by members having not less than 70 percent of total quotas as of November 5, 2010 (this threshold has been reached), as well as the entry into force of the proposed amendment to reform the Executive Board.
To the surprise of no one, OPEC last week decided to punt on the quota issue, just renewing the group's quota of 30 million barrels a day that it set last December.
For quotas for direct sales to consumers, Italy and the Netherlands reported overruns totalling 7 500 tonnes, resulting in a levy on direct sales of EUR 2.
We believe that it is right that quotas should go then.
Also, the Commission has tabled some new quotas for deep-sea species to take account of the need for "technical clarifications", it said.
Iran's proposal for a revival of country-specific quotas would allow it to return to the market in force.
88 percent of the IMF Quotas have consented to the proposed Quota increases and 145 members representing 76.
Five Member States - Austria, Germany, Denmark, Poland and Cyprus, - exceeded their milk quotas for deliveries in 2012/2013, and must therefore pay penalties ("superlevy") totalling roughly E 46 million.
CYPRIOT-flagged trawlers will be able to fish less bluefin tuna this year, after the European Commission reduced the threshold because the island had exceeded quotas last year.