ex·​port·​er | \ ek-ˈspȯr-tər, ˈek-ˌspȯr- \

Definition of exporter 

: one that exports specifically : a wholesaler who sells to merchants or industrial consumers in foreign countries

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In the race for energy supremacy, the U.S. has become not only the world’s largest natural-gas producer but also a top exporter of oil — a fuel that remains among the most harmful for the climate and public health. Jie Jenny Zou Of The Center For Public Integrity, The Seattle Times, "How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries," 16 Oct. 2018 Elsewhere, a China-U.S. trade war looks like good news for rival soybean, dairy, and meat exporters in neutral Australia, Brazil, and Argentina. Joseph N. Distefano, Philly.com, "New Trump import fees: How will China fight back?," 11 July 2018 Workers in Texas, the nation’s top exporter and energy producer and second-largest manufacturer, will be disproportionately impacted by the president’s protectionist policies. Doug Mccullough, Houston Chronicle, "Cornyn signals Republican surrender in trade war," 8 June 2018 Canada, Mexico and Japan were the top exporters of cars to the U.S. Volvo and General Motors both make cars in China and export them to the U.S. Ford plans to assemble some Focus sedans there, as well, Bloomberg reports. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "President Trump Is Angry About How China Treats American Automakers. But the U.S. Is Actually Winning," 9 Apr. 2018 Saudi Arabia continues to be an essential producer and exporter of oil globally, and has a huge impact on global oil prices. Alex Ward, Vox, "Why the US won’t break up with Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder," 20 Nov. 2018 The yuan has drifted lower against the dollar since February, which could help exporters that face higher U.S. tariffs but also raises the risk of capital flowing out of the economy. Marley Jay, The Seattle Times, "US stocks get a lift from earnings; Berkshire and Tyson rise," 6 Aug. 2018 Deanna Clark-Esposito, the managing attorney of the Clark-Esposito Law Firm, works with importers and exporters that need help navigating cannabis law. Judith Ohikuare, refinery29.com, "Can Black Women Do Good & Get Rich In Big Cannabis?," 22 June 2018 Gigi maintains a front as an importer and exporter of cars. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "'Racer and the Jailbird' mixes romance, melodrama," 10 May 2018

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1623, in the meaning defined above

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