Basically, entrêpot trade is the process of re-exporting goods that have been imported into a country without the package having undergone any repackaging or additional processing. When translated, the term means entry port trade, and it avoids the payment of any import or export duties when the package is sent out from that port.
In other words, entrêpot trade is a process in which goods are imported in one country with the express purpose of having them end up in a different country. In a case like this, a trader becomes both the importer and the exporter of these goods.
For example, if a South African company were to import wool from Australia and export it immediately to Zimbabwe, this would be called entrêpot trade for South Africa.