blockade

noun

Definitions of blockade

a situation in which a county's soldiers or ships are used to stop people or goods from getting in our out of another country or place

Al-Tabbaa explains that in order to import the amount of cement required, the current blockade would need to be lifted.

the act of sealing off a company to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving as part of a labour dispute

In the wake of the factory fire, several unions attempted a blockade of Walmart imports.