a port or special section of a port where goods may be unloaded, stored, and shipped without payment of customs duties.
a port open under equal conditions to all traders.
Origin of free port
First recorded in 1705–15
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a port open to all commercial vessels on equal terms
Also called: free zone a zone adjoining a port that permits the duty-free entry of foreign goods intended for re-export
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