free zone

noun

Definition of free zone 

: an area within which goods may be received and stored without payment of duty

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For nine years, tiny Toppling has been knocking down Iowa’s image as a craft-beer-free zone. Toppling’s flagship beer is Dorothy’s New World Lager (5.5 percent alcohol by volume). Peter Rowe, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sweet 16: Cast your votes for San Diego's best IPAs," 15 Mar. 2018 But the Trump White House has repeatedly proven itself as an ethics-free zone. Jeff Darcy, cleveland.com, "Trump White House black eye self-inflicted: Darcy cartoon," 13 Feb. 2018 Under current Ohio law, violators of gun-free zones could face a fifth-degree felony charge, up to 12 months in jail and a $2500 fine. Marilyn Icsman, Cincinnati.com, "Bill in Ohio House aims to allow concealed carry in K-12 schools," 12 June 2018 Under current laws, foreign companies must have an Emirati owning 51 percent of the shares, unless the company operates in a free zone. Fox News, "UAE to loosen visa rules for investors and innovators," 20 May 2018 In Maine, for example, the statehouse grounds are a gun-free zone. Assembling near the state Capitol on Saturday could prove expensive, at least for organizers in Georgia. Russ Bynum, chicagotribune.com, "Gun rights supporters: Bring your unloaded rifle to state capitol rallies," 12 Apr. 2018 In 2012 the two countries established a visa-free zone between the two towns and cross-border traffic has soared. Steve Haycox, Anchorage Daily News, "Norwegian may be new victim of old Arctic sovereignty game," 8 Feb. 2018 Jessie Balmert State Representative John Becker just introduced a bill that would eliminate public gun-free zones and allow concealed carry in schools, libraries, and most other government buildings. Marilyn Icsman, Cincinnati.com, "Bill in Ohio House aims to allow concealed carry in K-12 schools," 12 June 2018 As such, snowballs might remain habitable with the help of ice-free zones, thin ice sheets, ponds of meltwater and hydrothermal vents. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, "Like Ancient Snowball Earth, Frozen Planets May Still Be Habitable," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of free zone

1900, in the meaning defined above

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