free trade

trade between countries, free from governmental restrictions or duties.
international trade free from protective duties and subject only to such tariffs as are needed for revenue.
the system, principles, or maintenance of such trade.
Chiefly Scot. smuggling.


free-trade, adjective
prefree-trade, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
free trade
1.  Compare protection international trade that is free of such government interference as import quotas, export subsidies, protective tariffs, etc
2.  archaic illicit trade; smuggling

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free trade definition

Unrestricted trade among nations without government tariffs or customs duties on imports.

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Example sentences
But it also poses a quandary, pitting our need for security against the ideal
  of an open society and free trade.
Their agenda includes promoting the war on terror, maintaining strong
  intelligence services, and supporting free trade agreements.
Much better spend your efforts on promoting free trade.
Lets get rid of all farm subsidies and have real free trade, not pretend free
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