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English translation: duty-free / tax free purchases ; purchases from a franchised shop

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French term or phrase:achats en franchise
English translation:duty-free / tax free purchases ; purchases from a franchised shop
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00:10 Oct 15, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: achats en franchise
"Ce controleur ne cherchait rien de particulier sur les Pays Bas ni dans le domaine des achats en franchise."
I am unable to understand the exact meaning of this sentence from a financial report.
bharg
India
Local time: 00:02
duty-free / tax free purchases ; purchases from a franchised shop
Explanation:
My instinct tells me to go for the first one, duty-free, but then I am English and in a European context, reference is commonly made to duty-free purchases. However, the French original could have used "dédouané" if this precise meaning were intended...

If your audience is US then maybe tax-free would be better, as more wide-ranging adn of course it works in a European context also.

You are probably safe with either depending on your wider context.

According to my Robert & Collins, either would be possible, exemption (from tax or duty) and duty-free being used although the examples use duty-free :
- colis en franchise = duty-free parcel
- importer qqchs en franchise = import sthg duty-free

A further possibility for your particular term "en franchise" is given however in commercial contexts. An "agent/magasin en franchise" is a "franchised dealer / shop (GB) or store (US). Again, in your wider context this may well work.

Hope to have helped,

Nikki
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:32
Grading comment
Thanks a lot. Your translation seems to me the best.
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Summary of answers provided
naduty free purchases
lefoque
naduty-free / tax free purchases ; purchases from a franchised shop
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
natax exempt purchases
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naduty-free purchases
Mats Wiman


  

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51 mins
duty-free purchases


Explanation:
en franchise=probably en franchise doanière=duty.free, customs-free


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
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4 hrs
tax exempt purchases


Explanation:
...of tax exempt (or) tax fee purchases

Achats en franchise = tax exempt/tax free purchases

Go & check it at:

www.granddictionnaire.com

an excellent online terminological dictionary (French-English-French)


    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 19:32
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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6 hrs
duty-free / tax free purchases ; purchases from a franchised shop


Explanation:
My instinct tells me to go for the first one, duty-free, but then I am English and in a European context, reference is commonly made to duty-free purchases. However, the French original could have used "dédouané" if this precise meaning were intended...

If your audience is US then maybe tax-free would be better, as more wide-ranging adn of course it works in a European context also.

You are probably safe with either depending on your wider context.

According to my Robert & Collins, either would be possible, exemption (from tax or duty) and duty-free being used although the examples use duty-free :
- colis en franchise = duty-free parcel
- importer qqchs en franchise = import sthg duty-free

A further possibility for your particular term "en franchise" is given however in commercial contexts. An "agent/magasin en franchise" is a "franchised dealer / shop (GB) or store (US). Again, in your wider context this may well work.

Hope to have helped,

Nikki


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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:32
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Thanks a lot. Your translation seems to me the best.

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12 hrs
duty free purchases


Explanation:
that is my best guess

lefoque
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