free port

free port
,free `port noun count
a port or airport where no tax is paid on goods that are delivered because they are then going to be sent to other countries

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Free port — Free Free (fr[=e]), a. [Compar. {Freer} ( [ e]r); superl. {Freest} ( [e^]st).] [OE. fre, freo, AS. fre[ o], fr[=i]; akin to D. vrij, OS. & OHG. fr[=i], G. frei, Icel. fr[=i], Sw. & Dan. fri, Goth. freis, and also to Skr. prija beloved, dear, fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Free port — Port Port, n. [AS. port, L. portus: cf. F. port. See {Farm}, v., {Ford}, and 1st, 3d, & 4h {Port}.] 1. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • free port — ➔ port1 * * * free port UK US noun [C] COMMERCE ► TRANSPORT, TAX a port that charges little or no tax on goods that have been brought there temporarily from a foreign country before being transported to another country: »The UK set up six free… …   Financial and business terms

  • free port — n. 1. a port open equally to ships of all countries 2. a port or zone where goods may be unloaded, stored, and reshipped without payment of customs or duties, if they are not imported: also free zone …   English World dictionary

  • free port — free ports N COUNT A free port is a port or airport where goods can be brought in from foreign countries without payment of duty if they are going to be exported again …   English dictionary

  • free port — free′ port′ n. bus a port or special section of a port where goods may be unloaded, stored, and shipped without payment of customs duties …   From formal English to slang

  • free port — ► NOUN 1) a port open to all traders. 2) a port area where goods in transit are exempt from customs duty …   English terms dictionary

  • free port — n a port or airport in one country where goods from other countries can be brought in and taken out without being taxed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Free port — A free port (porto franco) or free zone (US: Foreign Trade Zone) is a port or area with relaxed jurisdiction with respect to the country of location. Free economic zones may also be called free ports. Most commonly a free port is a special… …   Wikipedia

  • free port — noun 1. an area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties • Syn: ↑free zone • Hypernyms: ↑area, ↑country 2. a port open on equal terms to all commercial vessels • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

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