Establishment for the promotion
of interstellar commerce. There is no single controlling agency
stations; some are established by private companies, on their own or
contract to the Imperium, some are run
by the scout service, and others are operated by different branches of
the Imperial government.
For example, there are five trade stations in the Aramis
subsector of the Spinward Marches
operated by the scout service to promote trade with the Vargr.
The installations, at Lablon (2701 Spinward Marches), Jesedipere
Spinward Marches), Junidy (3203 Spinward Marches), Focaline
Marches), and Zila (2908 Spinward Marches), serve as clearing
merchant dealings. They provide numerous free services: language
temporary warehousing, brokerage, computer files of merchant
a commodity exchange, and others.