Exports are goods produced in one country that are sold to other markets—exported—abroad. Exports are an important part of international trade, as international trade occurs through flow of goods and services between countries via the exchange of exports and imports. All manner of goods and services can be exported, such as agricultural products, energy resources, minerals, manufactured goods, financial services, and tourism, to name a few. This entry focuses on food exports and the issues raised in their international exchange.

This entry elucidates the systems of relationships and structural factors involved in the export of food. Food exports are complex and entangled in a variety of forces, which includes various actors and agents, institutions, governments, regulations, trade agreements, technologies, and resources. Whether importing, exporting, or both, ...

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