Definition of re-export in English:



  • Export (imported goods), typically after they have undergone further processing or manufacture.

    • ‘The chips then passed through various buffer companies before being re-exported to Ireland and then re-imported to Britain. £7m in VAT which should have been paid to Customs was siphoned off.’
    • ‘Capital goods and components were shipped from Japan to newly industrialising countries for processing and then re-exported to industrialised countries.’
    • ‘When I first got to know a little about this bill, I was certainly aware of the additional problem of fruit going to Australia and then being re-exported into our market, which is currently protected by the single-seller arrangement.’
    • ‘‘We should be aware that imported shrimp can be easily re-exported with an Indonesian label on it and nothing can be done to prove or trace the origin of the commodity,’ he said.’
    • ‘Up to 80 per cent of the food imported into the SAR is re-exported across the border, including large quantities of fresh stone fruits from Australia.’
    • ‘Other countries re-exported a high proportion of the tropical commodities that they imported.’
    • ‘England in particular increased tea imports steadily, and by 1785 tea imports to England were double those for coffee by weight, with most of the coffee imported to England re-exported to other European countries.’
    • ‘However, Amnesty criticised the department for not looking at the bigger picture and investigating whether the goods were re-exported after being sent to Scotland.’
    • ‘Irish and British prices were the lowest and this tempted outside traders into re-exporting cheap goods into high-price markets.’
    • ‘Goods such as nails, copper pots and cheap fabric were re-exported to the Caribbean.’
    • ‘The unidentified Chinese company re-exported the shipment to a North Korean trading firm, the ministry said in a statement.’
    • ‘Often, the British parts are re-exported, or incorporated in complete weapons systems, ending up in countries covered by embargoes or which do not meet Britain's guidelines on human rights and regional conflicts.’
    • ‘One of the problems the industry has had is that kiwifruit exported from New Zealand to Australia have then been re-exported for a profit from Australia to Asian countries in particular.’
    • ‘Isn't it just a mishmash of cultures being re-exported after being processed and packaged in the US?’
    • ‘Raw materials are bought from Zimbabwe and 90% of the finished product is exported to South Africa, from where it is currently re-exported to Namibia, causing significant price increases for local customers.’
    • ‘Spain did not re-export its cacao imports, in contrast to England, where 3/4 of cacao imports in the late eighteenth century were re-exported to other countries, much of them to Spain.’
    • ‘All goods imported into these zones - whether international or domestic - are exempt from excise fees until the goods are exported or re-exported.’
    • ‘In spotting a turnaround in a small open economy like Ireland, look to trade figures for signs of growth in the import of goods, particularly chemicals and computer equipment that will be processed and then re-exported.’
    • ‘Commodities such as rubber and palm oil were brought to Singapore from neighboring Malaya and Sumatra, processed and re-exported to Europe and the U.S.’
    • ‘According to reports, there were about 46 such workshops, some of which were importing used plastic bottles from overseas, crushing them into pieces before re-exporting the plastic waste to the mainland where it is then recycled.’


  • 1The action of re-exporting something.

    • ‘Hong Kong's re-export trade was also vulnerable to any weakness in China's exports, he said.’
    • ‘Most Thai exports involve importing raw materials and then reassembling them for re-export, the Committee found.’
    • ‘By 1776 Glasgow merchants imported more than half of Britain's tobacco and had lucrative re-export markets in Europe.’
    • ‘The zones will feature tax-exemption, free flow of products, processing for re-export, one-stop administrative processing and easy access for foreign businesspeople.’
    • ‘It lays down conditions for export, re-export, and import permits, as required.’
    • ‘The Netherlands is importing large quantities of raw pith for value addition and re-export, he said.’
    • ‘In addition, the re-export of dyes figures prominently in the list of 1990s exports.’
    • ‘Italy routinely exports more wine than any other country, including France - much of it inexpensive wine for blending in and possible re-export from France and Germany.’
    • ‘Capital goods are now shipped to Taiwan and Korea, which in turn send capital-intensive inputs to China and [South East] Asia for labour-intensive processing and assembly before re-export to developed markets.’
    • ‘He said his company is a bonded warehouse and as such, it stocks vehicles for the local market as well as re-export.’
    • ‘Increasing returns from the Australian market will reduce the margin between this and higher-value Asian markets, thereby reducing the incentive for re-export.’
    • ‘Manufacturing industry includes clothing and the assembly of electrical components for re-export.’
    • ‘He added that most of the improvement came from business in Asia, both from end user consumption and from re-export.’
    • ‘This was in spite of the fact that the silicon panel factory added only about 20 percent value to an imported product before re-export.’
    • ‘His dredging of the waterways for example resulted in increasing the volume of cargo being handled in Dubai, strengthening its position as a major trading and re-export hub.’
    • ‘‘We are trying to identify storage facilities for tea in Dubai which could be a regional hub for re-export to the CIS states and to Europe,’ chairman of the Tea Board, NK Das has said.’
    • ‘Customs said although the weapons had been listed in the manifest as firearms, there was no re-export licence.’
    • ‘Bangladesh is keen to purchase Thai products for both domestic consumption and re-export to third countries.’
    • ‘Imports of raw sugar to India, the world's second largest sugar producer, are likely to gallop up to three million tonne over the next year for re-export after refining, analysts said on Saturday.’
    • ‘The re-export trade to Brazil, catering to consumer demand for such items as electronics, audio tapes and compact discs, designer clothing and footwear had encouraged widespread piracy.’
    1. 1.1A thing that has or will be re-exported.
      • ‘Zambia's major NTEs are cotton yarn to Europe, South Africa and Mauritius, flowers to Europe, primary agricultural products and re-exports to the region - mainly to the Democratic Republic of Congo.’
      • ‘Zambia's official exports amounted to US $1, 647, 105, 343.0 while re-exports were US $130, 235.0 in 2002.’
      • ‘The value of domestic exports fell 19.4% from a year earlier to HK $10.3 billion, while re-exports dropped 11.4% to HK $96.3 billion.’
      • ‘Total exports of goods, which included re-exports and domestic exports, declined 4% in the third quarter from a year before, the largest fall since the first quarter of 1999, government statistics showed.’
      • ‘‘What happened yesterday in the United States will have an impact on the U.S. economy and Hong Kong, being a very open economy, will be affected, particularly through a reduction in exports and possibly re-exports,’ Leung told reporters.’
      • ‘Also re-exports to the US and Europe are unlikely to be affected by a Chinese slowdown.’
      • ‘The value of exports last month soared 20.9 per cent year on year to HK $182.7 billion, while re-exports increased 22.4 per cent to HK $170.7 billion.’
      • ‘While French domestic exports to Europe tripled, their colonial re-exports increased eightfold.’
      • ‘The third period, 1730-60, was linked to the growth of American and West Indian populations, production, and purchasing power, but also continued the advance of re-exports.’
      • ‘Most of its $24.2 billion in ready-to-wear garments are re-exports that originated in China, mostly headed for the U.S..’
      • ‘Efforts to restrict Canadian re-exports will be costly and by necessity only partially successful.’
      • ‘Ms Chikolwa said at the launch of the Monthly at the weekend that the remaining three per cent represented exports of originally imported goods in free circulation or re-exports.’
      • ‘He said the share of domestic exports in total exports was 99 per cent in both October and November with re-exports accounting for one per cent.’
      • ‘At the start of the war, the UK negotiated war trade agreements with neutral countries such as Belgium, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, and Denmark which precluded re-exports and limited shipments to ‘normal’ pre-war levels.’
      • ‘The value of re-exports, accounting for 90 per cent of Hong Kong's total exports, rose 18.3 per cent in July.’
      • ‘Within the October total, the value of re-exports shrank 13.5% to HK $120.2 billion and the value of domestic exports by 18.1% to HK $13.1 billion.’
      • ‘Hong Kong's re-exports, which account for about 90 per cent of the territory's exports, rose 16.8 per cent to HK $155.5 billion in May, compared with the 20.1 per cent growth the previous month.’
      • ‘Total exports increased by 18.2 per cent to HK $168.3 billion year on year with re-exports increasing 19 per cent to HK $157.2 billion, the government said.’



/rē ˈekspôrt/