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customs

1. duty on imports or exports
2. the government department responsible for the collection of these duties
3. the part of a port, airport, frontier station, etc., where baggage and freight are examined for dutiable goods and contraband
4. the procedure for examining baggage and freight, paying duty, etc.
5. (as modifier): customs officer

customs

A government organization responsible for levying taxes against imported and exported items that exceed duty-free allowances. Customs staff is required to be available at every international airport.
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Products that are designed to be specifically used for safety purposes should at least be exempt from custom duties," Akl said, arguing this would steer importers away from seeking out cheap versions of vitally important items.
Summary: DUBAI u The projected value of custom duties revenues in the GCC countries is expected to hit $2.
Custom duties are being reduced on some smuggling prone items like photographic prone items like photographic films in rolls, photographic papers in rolls, photographic plates & films, close-circuit T.