Free-trade area (自由贸易区)

Synonyms:
free-trade zone

Free-trade area (自由贸易区 zìyóu màoyì qū) is a district (区域 qūyù) that countries can trade (贸易 màoyì ) freely (自由地 zìyóu de) with each other without trade barriers.

  • (mào) as in commerce (商贸 shāngmào or 商业 shāngyè).
  • (yì ) as in deal or transaction (交易 jiāoyì).
  • (mào) and (yì) both refers to the commercial activities of exchange of goods.
  • (qū) as in urban district (市区 shì qū) or non-smoking area (无烟区 wú yān qū).

Free-trade area (自由贸易区 zìyóu màoyì qū) as in:

  1. ASEAN free-trade area (东盟自由贸易区 dōngméng zìyóu màoyì qū).
  2. North American free-trade area (北美自由贸易区 běiměi zìyóu màoyì qū).
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