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Free Port

A port where ships can dock and unload goods without paying tariffs or other fees on those goods. The goods can be held duty-free at the free port for a certain period of time, though generally they must be re-exported at the end of the period. Free ports may be used to make final improvements on unfinished goods.
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free port

see FREE TRADE ZONE.
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He had already taken some distance from OMNI and Zona Franca, the two artistic groups he had cofounded at the end of the 1990s, and which had merged into one.
Asimismo, el considerando 49 del CAU establece literalmente que "En vista de mayores medidas de seguridad, es preciso que la inclusion de mercancias en una Zona Franca pase a convertirse en un regimen aduanero, y que tales mercancias se sujeten a controles aduaneros de entrada y a control de registros".
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Details: Maquiladora D& M, Zona Franca Industrial Las Mercedes, Modulo #6, Km 12 1/2 , Carretera Norte, Managua, Nicaragua.
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