What is entrepot?

  • (noun): A port where merchandise can be imported and re-exported without paying import duties.
    Example: "Bahrain has been an entrepot of trade between Arabia and India since the second millenium BC"
    Synonyms: transshipment center
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... This is not to be confused with the modern French usage of the word "entrepôt" meaning warehouse. ...

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First Stadtholderless Period - Commercial Primacy
... compete in the carrying trade to Spain and Portugal the Dover entrepot that had competed successfully with the Amsterdam one in the 1640s as far as the Mediterranean was ... over the Spanish textile market, whereas Holland also took over the entrepot for Ibero-American dyestuffs ... The Genoese shifted their purchases to the Dutch entrepot and started to use Dutch shipping for their carrying trade predominantly ...

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