An independent firm which acts as the exclusive sales department for non-competing manufacturers. There is usually a formal agreement to manage the manufacturer's exports. Some act as an agent for the manufacturer and, in such cases, are paid a commission on the export sales. Others operate on a 'buy-sell' basis, that is, EMCs buy from their manufacturers at a set price and resell to foreign customers.
A private firm that serves as the export department for several manufacturers, soliciting and transacting export business on behalf of it s clients in return for a commission, salary, or retainer plus commission.