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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In addition, Judge Stearns ordered BERGER to pay restitution of $914,267 to the United States Customs Service and $380,429 to Gloves, Inc.
The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that the defendants filed improper statements about the country of origin of imported merchandise with the United States Customs Service.
The case was investigated by Special Agents of the Office of Investigations, United States Customs Service and by Special Agents of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service.
In addition, Carver reported that the company has negotiated a comprise with the United States Customs Service.
She also was selected by Secretary Rubin and appointed a member of the Treasury Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service.
BUSINESS WIRE)--June 22, 1995--The United States Customs Service, in an effort to expedite the identification and verification of companies that ship goods out of the country, has turned to Dun & Bradstreet Information Services to identify exporters, brokers, agents and shippers, as well as identify any existing corporate affiliations.
regarding the decision of the Court of International Trade to reaffirm a tariff classification ruling on sugar syrup that the United States Customs Service issued to Heartland in 1995.
6 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoQuest Corporation (Amex: TMQ), a Thermo Electron (NYSE: TMO) company, today announced that the United States Customs Service will be using the company's Finnigan MAT ELEMENT2(TM) instrument to analyze a wide variety of imported products to help determine their "point of origin.
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