free trade

free trade
noun Date: 1655 trade based on the unrestricted international exchange of goods with tariffs used only as a source of revenue

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Free-trade — (engl., spr. frī trēd ), Freihandel (s.d.); Freetrader, Freihändler …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Free-trade — (engl., spr. frih trehd), Freihandel …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • free trade — n [U] a situation in which the goods coming into or going out of a country are not controlled or taxed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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