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Definition of Import substitution industrialization

Import substitution industrialization Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Import substitution industrialization (ISI) is a trade and economic policy that advocates replacing foreign imports with domestic production. ISI is based on the premise that a country should attempt to reduce its foreign dependency through the local production of industrialized products. The term primarily refers to 20th-century development economics policies, although it has been advocated since the 18th century by economists such as Friedrich List.

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