import (v.) Look up import at Dictionary.com
early 15c., "convey information, express, make known, signify," from Latin importare "bring in, convey," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Sense of "bring in goods from abroad" first recorded c.1500. Related: Imported; importing.
import (n.) Look up import at Dictionary.com
"consequence, importance," 1580s; sense of "that which is imported" is from 1680s; both from import (v.).