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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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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'This boycott of non-Bumputera products is illogical and unreasonable as it will only serve to destroy the unity of the people and consumers will stand to lose out in terms of choice to get only the best prices and quality,' he said.
"Divestment and boycotts are familiar tactics from the international anti-apartheid movement, but they didn't match the psychological power of the sports boycott," (https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/as-south-africa-proved-sporting-boycotts-work-1.254977) wrote Tony Karon in the National.
Omar, a Democratic member of the US House of Representatives, proposed the resolution earlier this week in a bid to push back against US laws banning the Israel boycotts, presstv reported.
On the other hand, citizens who had their hearings in the court today are facing trouble because of the boycott.
It was Matthew Frankel that said 'boycott itself is generally disastrous for the boycotting party.
However, instead of vexing the PTI, this boycott might just be a cause of relief to the party in government, since PML-N boycotting the session allows PTI easy passage to pass whatever budget it wants.
A recent highly visible boycott was the uproar over Nike's new ad campaign featuring athlete Colin Kaepernick.
They lashed out at the local chapter president Haji Rahat Yousaf for announcing the boycott, which they called a conspiracy against the party.
luxury car seller such as Cadillac were to unilaterally boycott the Chinese market, then it would be giving up valuable market share to other rivals.
According to the amended law, "a body or person who encourages any sort of boycott of Israel or Israeli institutions simply for being Israeli is liable to be sued for 100,000 shekels [$28,280] without proof of damages, and for 500,000 shekels [$142,500] if tangible damage is proven to have been caused."
And Boycott responded on Twitter, accepting his comments were "unacceptable" and "clearly wrong".