a trading centre or port at a geographically convenient location where goods are imported and re-exported without directly entering the local economy. According to the strict definition, oods are imported into and re-exported from an entrepôt without incurring liability for duties.
a bio?scouring process which is used as an alternative to caustic washing to remove non?cellulosic impurities from cotton. Bio?scouring involves treating the cotton with a mixture of enzymes, often cellulase and pectinase. The bio?scouring process yields a cotton substrate which possesses an intact cellulose structure with relatively low loss of weight and loss of strength.