Focus on the pronunciation of flag of convenience
English definition of “flag of convenience”
flag of convenience
noun [C] (plural flags of convenience)
› COMMERCE, TRANSPORT the flag of a country that will register a ship (= list it as a ship of that country) that is owned by someone from another country: Even some landlocked countries offer flags of convenience in order to gain income. An increasing part of the world's merchant fleet is operating under a flag of convenience, chiefly for financial reasons involving lower taxes and less stringent regulations.