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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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Ghana organized this conference and invited Customs World to learn about the best practices followed in customs and ports as part of a reform national program.
The Department of Finance -- Abu Dhabi (DoF), represented by the General Administration of Customs, Abu Dhabi, announced today (Saturday) that a total of 6,596 illegal substances were identified, including the smuggling of drugs, diesel, prescription drugs, tobacco and other contraband items.
Customs Posts at Dubai International Airport (Terminal 1, 2 & 3) will be operating round the clock, as a large number of visitors are expected to arrive in the country to spend the holidays.
One Lower-profile aspect of these cases is that they arise not only in the traditional area of government procurement, but also in the arenas of customs duties, tax assessments, and tax controversies.

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