Franco

(redirected from Franca)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to Franca: Zona franca

Franco

Francisco , called el Caudillo. 1892--1975, Spanish general and statesman; head of state (1939--1975). He was commander-in- chief of the Falangists in the Spanish Civil War (1936--39), defeating the republican government and establishing a dictatorship (1939). He kept Spain neutral in World War II

Franco

 

a term used to describe a sale in which the seller pays for part of the transport charges, that is, sales in which goods are delivered free to a certain point. When applied to specific cases, the term “franco” is replaced by “free.” For example, in sales that are free alongside ship (f.a.s.), the seller bears the expense of transporting the goods to the wharf. In free on board (f.o.b.) sales, the seller will also pay for loading the goods on the ship; loading charges are also borne by the seller in free on truck sales and free on rail sales. With sales that are concluded on the basis of delivered prices, the seller pays for all transport charges, including the charges for unloading the goods at the premises of the purchaser. In ex factory sales, however, the buyer bears all transport costs after the goods leave the warehouse of the seller.

The General Conditions of Delivery of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance provide for franco sales for goods shipped by rail, motor vehicle, or air, as well as for goods sent by mail.

References in periodicals archive ?
de Franca plans to extend the relationship with the art and design world by sponsoring other fairs and art related events both domestic and international.
PASSION FOR FASHION J Donatella Versace, Posh, Diane Von Furstenberg and Franca Sozzani
Franca, who was signed on the recommendation of sporting director Joerg Schmadtke for PS1.
Jovina Concepcion Bachynski, recipient of the Franca Tantalo Bursary (Graduate Level)
The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca starts off slowly as Bishop-Gwyn sets out in copious detail aspects of Franca's ancestry and early life.
Those humiliating the lingua franca in Maharashtra should be punished," VHP international President Ashok Singhal said.
The planned zone, to be called Pyramids Zona Franca Egypt, will be a comprehensive business zone with over 96 facilities and space for factories, small and medium businesses, and office space.
Quan-probably the only chick lit writer to discuss indentured labor, sex worker rights, and the proper purse in which to carry a dildo--has written on sex and gender issues for Lingua Franca, Salon, and Congressional Quarterly.
Gabaccia and Franca Iacovetta (Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Anthony Davies and Franca Conte of the litigation support team have both been promoted to associate.
Words like "co-operation" and "common front" are part of the new lingua franca of Northern Ontario.