Maintaining an honest relationship between import and export refers to the balance of trade. Importing product brings new and exciting merchandise to the local economy and makes it potential to make new merchandise locally. Exporting merchandise boosts the native economy and helps native businesses increase their revenue. Each import and export brings jobs to the local economy.
Food is one of the most common imports. The benefits of food imported from other countries include higher quality, better tasting food when it is obtained from the country where it is locally grown. The benefits of importing food are also economical. Importing food from the countries where it is originally grown might mean prices are reasonable because the demand is higher than the growing it locally.