The Statute of the Staple was a statute passed in 1353 by the Parliament of England. It aimed to regularise the status of staple ports in England, Wales, and Ireland. In particular, it designated particular ports where specific goods could be exported or imported. These were the 'staple ports'.
It also established dedicated courts, known as the 'Courts of Staple', where disputes relating to commercial matters could be heard, in preference to the courts of common law.