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Boycott

The conscious refusal to buy products from a certain company or country. Boycotts are often organized on a large scale in an attempt to influence the behavior of companies or countries. Very often, boycotts are ethical or political.

boycott

  1. the withholding of supplies of products to a trader by a producer because the trader is, for example, in breach of CONTRACT or the trader is selling the products as LOSS LEADERS. See REFUSAL TO SUPPLY.
  2. the cessation of INTERNATIONAL TRADE, wholly or in part, with a particular country by other countries.

boycott

  1. 1the withholding of supplies of GOODS from a distributor by a producer or producers in order to force that distributor to resell those goods only on terms specified by the producer. In the past, boycotts were often used as a means of enforcing RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE.
  2. the prohibition of certain imports or exports, or a complete ban on INTERNATIONAL TRADE with a particular country by other countries.
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Het meest absurde was dat het blanke protest in Zuid-Afrika zich juist in die culturele sector afspeelde: door de boycot werd uitgerekend aan het progressieve blanke protest onze solidariteit ontzegd.
HOW about organising a boycot of all Taiwanese goods?
Animal welfare groups are appalled by these recent revelations and have urged a boycot on Botox.
An example can be found in Nike, whose very public track record with human rights violations in its sub-contractor sweat shops resulted in boycots in the 1990's, causing a serious rethink of its policies.
As I've said before let us the fans leave this on the back burner and get on with supporting the team, no more talk of boycots (this from an anti-Sisu poster I should stress).