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FREE TRADE ZONE Definition
FREE TRADE ZONE (FTZ) is an area, usually a port of entry, designated by the country for duty-free entry of goods. As long as the goods do not go into the country from the FTZ, no duty is assessed. While in the FTZ, goods may be processed, packaged, serviced or displayed.
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HEDGING is strategy focused upon reducing exposure to risk of loss resulting from fluctuations in exchange rates, commodity prices, interest rates etc. Hedging in securities is taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change, thereby limiting financial risk.
AMT BOND is a municipal bond issue used to fund qualified private activity projects such as pollution control facilities or student loans. AMT bonds are taxed as public-purpose municipals, except when an entity pays the alternative minimum tax, in which case the bond is taxed at the full AMT rate.