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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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World coffee export revenues next year will be more than 35 percent less than they would have been under the international coffee agreement's quota system, according to the World Bank.
On the other hand, lawmakers can count on sugar growers raising Cain on Capitol Hill when anyone mentions touching the quotas.
Series Kicks-off 2PM (ET) October 29 with Live Webcast on Quota Setting
I welcome the significant progress thus far toward implementing these important quota and governance reforms, and urge remaining countries to complete the necessary steps quickly, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said.
But Iran and Venezuela then said they wanted the quota reduced in order to drive the price of a barrel back up.
The quota is divided into 935 000 individual quotas for the whole of the European Union (EU-27).
Some EU countries have expressed serious concerns about the effect the ending of milk quotas might have on dairy incomes, especially for farmers in less favoured areas.
Iran's OPEC governor, Hossain Kazempour-Ardabili, sent a letter to the group's secretariat before the meeting proposing "a technical price formula that can resurrect the quota system and also prevent prices from falling," Shana reported.
The number of Member States exceeding their quotas remains limited and the concerned surplus production accounts for 0.
The countries most impacted by the European Commission's quotas include Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, Poland, and Portugal who have each faced reductions amounting up to hundreds of tonnes of various fish.
For sprat, Bulgaria and Romania's national quotas are set at 70 and 30 % of the total EU quota, respectively.
CONTROVERSIAL EU plans for minimum quotas of women on company boards were postponed last night after running into tough opposition within the European Commission.