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free portnoun [C]

uk   /ˌfriː ˈpɔːt/ us   /ˌfriː ˈpɔːrt/
an area near a port or airport to which goods from foreign countries can be brought without tax being paid if they are sent to another country when they leave this area
(Definition of free port from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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free portnoun [C]

uk   us   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 ports in 1984, including Liverpool and Southampton.
→  free trade zone
(Definition of free port from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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