A quota is a government-imposed trade restriction that limits the number or monetary value of goods that a country can import or export during a particular period. Countries use quotas in international trade to help regulate the volume of trade between them and other countries. Countries sometimes impose them on specific products to reduce imports and increase domestic production. In theory, quotas boost domestic production by restricting foreign competition—Read more at Investopedia. Barone, Adam. “Quota.” 14 April 2019