export trading company (ETC)

Definition

A privately or publicly owned company that specializes in export services for international businesses. Support services may include warehousing, shipping, billing, and insurance. Sometimes, an export trading company may help locate potential buyers for manufacturers. Groups of international businesses may create their own export trading company. Since 1982, banks have been allowed to own and manage such companies as well.

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You may want to try and do business with an export trading company that will make things easier for you.

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We had some dealings with an export trading company in the past, so there wasn't much trepidation or confusion when we had to negotiate with another one recently.

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Although we originally suspected my brother was a secret agent, it later turned out that he actually did own an export trading company that allowed him to travel all over the world.

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