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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Sidebar|sidebar}} In law and business, liquidation is the process by which a company (or part of a company) is brought to an end, and the assets and property of the company are redistributed. Liquidation is also sometimes referred to as winding-up or dissolution, although dissolution technically refers to the last stage of liquidation. The process of liquidation also arises when customs, an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting and safeguarding customs duties, determines the final computation or ascertainment of the duties or drawback accruing on an entry.<ref>19 CFR ยง159.1</ref>

Liquidation may either be compulsory (sometimes referred to as a creditors' liquidation) or voluntary (sometimes referred to as a shareholders' liquidation, although some voluntary liquidations are controlled by the creditors, see below).

Liquidation sections
Intro  Compulsory liquidation  Voluntary liquidation  Misconduct  Priority of claims  Dissolution  Striking off the Register  Provisional liquidation  Phoenix companies  See also  References  

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