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English to Portuguese translations [PRO] Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase:tare and tret
Tare and Tret in commercial terms are deductions usually made from the gross weight of goods. Tare is the weight of the case or covering, box, or such-like, containing the goods, or the vehicle carrying them; deducting this the net weight is left. Tret is a further allowance (not now so commonly deducted) made at the rate of 4 lb for every 104 lb (4 kg for every 104 kg) for waste through dust, sand, etc.
Explanation: "Tare" comes through the Fr. tare, cf. Sp. tara, from Arab. tarha, tarh, throwing, casting - the word meant originally loss, that which is thrown away; "tret" is an adaptation of Fr. traite, Lat. trahere, to draw, and meant a draught, transportation, also a payment on exports, an allowance on exportation. Tret is a further allowance (not now so commonly deducted) made at the rate of 4 lb for every 104 lb (4 kg for every 104 kg) for waste through dust, sand, etc.