Customs

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Customs

A general term for an agency in a country responsible for controlling the flow of goods into the country. Customs agencies attempt to prevent dangerous, hazardous or illegal materials from entering the country, and also collect tariffs and other taxes. They may also enforce import quotas.
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The first was to make permanent the current mechanism (which was agreed in 2003 to last only for three years and periodically extended), by which the custom duties are retained by the country where imported goods are consumed.