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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Photo: Getty Images There are other signs of trouble for exporters. Greg Ip, WSJ, "U.S. Exporters Will Be a Surprise Loser From Tariff Fight," 9 July 2018 The move also would put U.S. exporters at risk, as other WTO members could raise tariffs on American imports. Toluse Olorunnipa, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Wants Better WTO Treatment, Adviser Hits Back at Critics," 30 June 2018 The steep tariffs, which could turn away business from U.S. exporters, might have implications for American shark fishermen and processors. Washington Post, "China tariffs could erode remaining US shark fin business," 29 June 2018 China’s sliding yuan is often talked up as a good thing for exporters – but many other companies are left vulnerable. Fortune, "China's Sliding Yuan Is Bad News for These Companies," 28 June 2018 Trump has acknowledged there could be short-term pain for American exporters and has talked about supporting farmers caught in the trade conflict. Don Lee, latimes.com, "Trump says trade wars are easy to win. But a trade war with China is different," 25 June 2018 And the oil price is still too low for many African exporters. The Economist, "Africa’s economies are turning a corner," 10 May 2018 The organization provides them with material, tablets, and projectors and entrusts them to adapt the information for the fishing communities of Barcelos and nearby Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, as well as for exporters in the state capital of Manaus. Harrison Takoff, Smithsonian, "Why You Can Walk Into a Store and Buy a Nearly Extinct Animal," 2 Apr. 2018 Fears of a trans-Pacific trade war reverberated through the world’s markets, with the stock prices for major exporters like Boeing and Caterpillar plunging more than 5 percent. Mark Landler And Jim Tankersley, New York Times, "Trump Hits China With Stiff Trade Measures," 22 Mar. 2018

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1623, in the meaning defined above

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