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free trade

noun
1.
trade between countries, free from governmental restrictions or duties.
2.
international trade free from protective duties and subject only to such tariffs as are needed for revenue.
3.
the system, principles, or maintenance of such trade.
4.
Chiefly Scot. smuggling.

Origin:
1600–10

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free trade
 
n
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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