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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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importerim‧port‧er /ɪmˈpɔːtə $ -ˈpɔːrtər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  PEBUYa person, company, or country that buys goods from other countries so they can be sold in their own country opp exporter
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importerThe would-be restaurateur became, by accident, an importer.With the help of my husband who is an importer of clocks, we came up with this idea.The result is that native honey is being driven off the market, to the benefit of a few happy importers.Kent also seems to have been the major importer of garnet, although the actual amount that survives has not been quantified.If you bought mail order, then the first point of contact is the software house or importer concerned.For the importer it provides short-term finance, pending the re-sale of the goods in his domestic market.Frequently the sales tax is levied on the importer or the manufacturer because it is easier to collect at source.Manufacturers often set different prices for their goods in different countries, but unofficial importers can undercut these prices.
From Longman Business Dictionaryimporterim‧port‧er /ɪmˈpɔːtə-ˈpɔːrtər/ noun [countable] ECONOMICSCOMMERCEa person, organization, or country that imports goodsThe US remains by far the world’s biggest importer.importer ofGeest is a major importer of bananas into the UK. net importer
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