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Free port   /fri pɔrt/   Listen
Free port

An area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties.  Synonym: free zone.
A port open on equal terms to all commercial vessels.

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"Free port" Quotes from Famous Books

... by its founder, Catherine II., with the privilege of a free port, which it enjoyed till after the war of the Crimea, monopolized during that time the export of the produce of this southern land, consisting chiefly of grain and wool; and its prosperity went on, always on the increase—affected ...
— Russia - As Seen and Described by Famous Writers • Various

... the sea of that name, but although the road, or rather track, still exists, it is now rarely used.[15] However, American and Chinese goods do occasionally find their way into Siberia by Okhotsk, for the latter is a free port, and if merchandise is destined for the Lena province, it is cheaper to send it in this way than via Vladivostok and the Amur, especially as steamers now visit the Sea of Okhotsk every summer, sailing from Vladivostok ...
— From Paris to New York by Land • Harry de Windt

... Chinese passed to these Islands via Sulu (Jolo), which, as a free port, they could enter without need of papers. Pretending to be resident colonists there, they managed to obtain passports to travel on business for a limited period in the Philippines, but they were never seen again ...
— The Philippine Islands • John Foreman

Words linked to "Free port" :   country, area, port

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