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quota

(kwōt′ă) [L. quota (pars), how large (a part)?]
A numerical threshold, target, or limit.

quota

the portion of a whole that belongs to one person. In agriculture it usually refers to a share of a market, e.g. Australia's quota of the USA's beef market.

quota sampling
see quota sampling.
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He said percentages of jobs quota chalked out on the basis of 1998 census stood at 7.
This doesn't mean that some electoral lists won't include women's quotas, but now it is a new system .
According to a note published by OTE on Saturday and titled "Export of Tunisian olive oil: the underlying support of EU", "by granting the total quota of 57,600 tonnes in January 2016, in order to make Tunisia benefit from the additional quota, the EU was able to make believe it supported the Tunisian olive oil sector, whereas in practice the country did not benefit either from the usual quota, since it was able to export only 6,000 tonnes that month, or the additional quota which has been used up to 30%".
The general-trade quotas were issued in early March with PetroChina receiving 1 million tonnes and Sinopec Corp 300,000 tonnes, said two of the three sources familiar with the companies' quotas.
OPEC abandoned its country-by-country quotas in December 2011 and just kept an overall total production ceiling of 30 million barrels a day, which remains in effect today.
The voice and quota reforms in IMF WB are an ongoing process.
According to this year's figures, Austria overshot its milk delivery quota by 3.
The number of Member States exceeding their quotas remains limited and the concerned surplus production accounts for 0.
The European Commission announced reductions in quotas this year for member states that had exceeded their quotas in 2012.
The Commission announced its sanction on 4 March: 100 tonnes will be cut from Spain's mackerel quotas each year in 2013, 2014 and 2015, 5,544 tonnes from the quotas for 2016 to 2022, and 269 tonnes from the quota for 2023.
For sprat, Bulgaria and Romania's national quotas are set at 70 and 30 % of the total EU quota, respectively.
Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative Euro-MP for London who wanted the plan scrapped yesterday, said: "It is clear that quotas imposed by the EU are unwanted and unworkable.