Meaning of “importer” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “importer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"importer" in Business English

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importernoun [ C ]

uk /ɪmˈpɔːtər/ us /-ˈpɔːrṱɚ/

COMMERCE a person or company that buys goods from another country in order to sell them:

The FDA is requiring distributors and importers of produce to register with the government.
a car/food/oil importer

ECONOMICS a country that imports goods:

A third of the world's leading exporters and importers are now developing countries.
the biggest/largest/major importer of sth The United States is the world's largest importer of oil.

FINANCE a country that borrows money or gets investment from another country:

The U.S. is the largest net importer of capital.
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(Definition of “importer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)