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Government scheme (see export subsidy) that pays back (in part or in full) excise duties, import duties, and/or other taxes on exported or re-exported goods. Its objective is to improve the competitiveness of the local manufacturers and traders, and is normally not given on damaged or spoiled goods.

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Some opportunities may be to good to pass up even if you know that there will inevitably be some drawback.
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The drawback imposed by the federal government was a hindrance to achieving our forecasted profits for next quarter but we would still profit.
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There was one major drawback to playing in Boston and that was the cold weather that made your hands feel like they would fall off.
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