What is the meaning of importer?
To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
A financial arrangement in which a bank or financial institution, or an export credit agency in the exporting country, extends a loan directly to a foreign buyer or to a bank in the importing country to pay for the purchase of goods and services from the exporting country. Also known as financial credit. This term does not refer to credit extended directly from the buyer to the seller (for example, through advance payment for goods…
Scrooge (and Marley, when alive) was a money-lender, charging high rates of interest. He started with very little. From a sign on his building it said Importer of fine goods and china. So he was an importer and then got into money loaning. He probably partnered with Marley as an importer loaning money was less risky and with higher returns.