Definition of Free port
1. Noun. An area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties.
2. Noun. A port open on equal terms to all commercial vessels.
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Literary usage of Free port
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Problems of Reconstruction: A National Symposium on the Economic by Elisha Michael Friedman (1918)
"Goods thus kept within the free port could be mixed, repacked, blended, or branded, ... Within the free-port area factories could be located to manufacture ..."
2. Americans in Eastern Asia: A Critical Study of the Policy of the United by Tyler Dennett (1922)
"SHALL SHANGHAI BECOME A free port? The issue was this: Should the port of Shanghai, during the occupation of the city by rebels and the absence of not only ..."
3. Popular Science Monthly (1914)
"The free port would become not unlike the Bush Terminal, New York, ... A short description of the free port of Hamburg indicates the operation of this ..."
4. The Map of Europe by Treaty: Showing the Various Political and Territorial by Edward Hertslet (1891)
"RUSSIAN UKASE, closing the free port of Batoum. 5th July, 1886. (Translation.) ON the union of tbe Batoum district with the Empire (No. ..."
5. Ports and Terminal Facilities by Roy Samuel MacElwee (1918)
"CHAPTER XVII THE free port AS AN INSTITUTION The modern free port is an ... A free port is a "Custom's Outland" within the political boundary of a country. ..."
6. Vancouver Island and British Columbia: Their History, Resources and Prospects by Matthew Macfie (1865)
"VICTORIA AS A free port. Principal free ports throughout the World—Results of the free port System in Hamburg, the Channel Islands, and Hongkong—Importance ..."
7. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1830)
"This decree was followed up by another, dated the 14th of April, fixing the limits of the free port, and the detail of its regulations While it was de. ..."