Meaning of “indirect export” in the English Dictionary

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indirect exportnoun [ C or U ]


a situation in which a company sells its products to customers in another country using an intermediary (= a person or organization that arranges business agreements), or a product that is sold in this way:

Through indirect export, companies can sell products to intermediaries in China and these middlemen can bring the product into the market.
Indirect exports are excluded from the data.
indirect exporting
noun [ U ]

Indirect exporting is frequently used when producers are entering new markets, as it has less cost and risk associated with it.

(Definition of “indirect export” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)