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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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Following the visit of the Swiss Customs Administration in April 2014 the agreement was reached about delivery of two-week training courses for 7 instructors of the Customs Service on application of the harmonized system of description and coding of goods in October 2014.
I would like to put an emphasis to the fact that it is only a beginning of positive transformations in the work of the customs service which for years was associated only with smuggling, shadow schemes and enrichment of certain persons.
Customs Service in the form of a binding ruling to ensure the intended results.
The head of state was also briefed on the performance of the Belarusian customs service in 2016, the proposals of the committee to minimize sanctions in relation to business organizations.
Most recently, the EXBS program funded the construction of a practical exercise and training area for the State Customs Service that simulates an actual border crossing point of entry.
According to him, the old system of operation of the Ukrainian customs which was traditionally entwined with certain mechanisms of abuse, corruption, bribery and illicit enrichment shall be destroyed, but instead a new customs service should replace it.
The meeting primarily reviewed questions of fulfilling the agreement between the Kyrgyz State Customs Service and the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan in approving the procedure of joint customs control at the checkpoints on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border as of May 23, 2014, the press service of the State Customs Service of Kyrgyzstan reported Tuesday.
Further development of the economies of the CIS member states and the wellbeing of nations depend on the depth of integration in the customs sector, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with the participants of the 64th session of the CIS Council of Heads of Customs Services on 15 September, BelTA has learned.
Twenty-five officers from the Interior Ministry, State Committee on National Security, Customs Service, Border Troops, Committee on Emergency Situation and the Agency on Radiation safety of Tajikistan completed in Dushanbe today a week-long workshop on radiation safety awareness.
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