Most of its international trade was essentially in barter, particularly with its Eastern European satellites.
An unnamed Iranian official told the news service that the barter would include Russian weapons.
In the right institutional setting, the human propensity to "truck, barter, and exchange" can enhance the welfare of all.
mid-15c., apparently from Old French barater "to barter, cheat, deceive, haggle" (also, "to have sexual intercourse"), 12c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Celtic language (cf. Irish brath "treachery"). Connection between "trading" and "cheating" exists in several languages. Related: Bartered; bartering. The noun is first recorded 1590s, from the verb.