United States Customs Service

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United States Customs Service

An agency of the Treasury Department charged with enforcing laws relative to imports.

United States Customs Service

A former agency of the U.S. Government responsible for keeping illegal substances out of the United States as well as collecting tariffs and other import duties. The Customs Service was responsible for, among other things, enforcing the trade embargo on Cuba and trade agreements between the U.S. and other countries. In 2003, the Customs Service combined with Immigration and Naturalization Services to form Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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A woman claiming that she was subjected to a full body search at Newark International Airport because of her race and gender has said she hopes that the US Customs Service will develop frisk guidelines that are not based on racial profiles.
has received purchase orders for its Range 3000 XP4 digital training simulators from the US Customs Service and from the US Federal Protective Service.
was demonstrated to the US Customs Service as capable of detecting plastic explosives.
Government agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, US Treasury Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, US Customs Service, US Mint, and the Secret Service also are using The Work Number to streamline and automate employment and salary verification.
7, 1995--Computer Associates, the world's leading business software company, today announced that the US Customs Service has extended its commitment to the world's largest database, using the CA-Datacom/DB high-performance database manager and CA-Top Secret security to monitor goods and use state of the art detection techniques to foil criminals trying to sneak contraband across US borders.
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