exporter

noun
ex·​port·​er | \ ek-ˈspȯr-tər How to pronounce exporter (audio) , ˈek-ˌspȯr- How to pronounce exporter (audio) \

Definition of exporter

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

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And unlike other agricultural exports, dairy products are not seasonal, which means exporters will feel the pinch much sooner. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "California farmers, politicians won't feel full impact of Trump tariff wars until fall," 15 June 2018 Newsletter Sign-up As a leading exporter, Germany’s fortunes often reflect swings in the global economy, and the signs aren’t encouraging. Paul Hannon, WSJ, "Trade Friction Stymies Growth in Germany and Japan," 14 Feb. 2019 Shares of Boeing and Caterpillar, which are among America’s leading exporters to China, fell sharply on Tuesday, along with soybean futures. New York Times, "Trump’s Trade War Spooks Markets as White House Waits for China to Blink," 19 June 2018 Some European steel producers, including Mr. Baan, said the EU’s safeguards are insufficient because quota are waived for some developing countries that are now big exporters. Emre Peker, WSJ, "Europe Restricts Steel Imports to Counter U.S. Trade Policies," 16 Jan. 2019 Argentina is the world’s largest exporter of soy meal, and farming is the economy’s main engine. Almudena Calatrava, The Seattle Times, "Argentina announces new taxes, ministry cuts amid turmoil," 4 Sep. 2018 Saudi Arabia is the world's largest exporter of crude oil, exporting 7 million barrels a day. David Nakamura And Steven Mufson, chicagotribune.com, "Trump presses Saudis to increase oil production in face of rising gas prices," 30 June 2018 Germany, though, is the largest European exporter of cars to the United States. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Trump Said to Want to Ban Mercedes-Benz and Other German Luxury Cars," 31 May 2018 In general, Russia and Iran are both oil exporters and thus competitors. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "As Israel-Iran rivalry burns, Russia's Tehran ties may get singed," 4 May 2018

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1623, in the meaning defined above

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