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  Customs - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Customs is the plural of custom, a common practice among a group of people.
So Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting customs duty and for controlling the flow of people, animals and goods, as well as personal effects and hazardous items, in and out of the country.
The customs agency is different from the immigration authority, which monitors persons who leave or enter the country, checking for appropriate documentation, apprehending people wanted by international search warrants, and impeding the entry of others deemed dangerous to the country.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /customs.htm   (280 words)

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Customs authorities should urgently examine their existing practices and institute a programme of reform for those procedures that are identified as inefficient or redundant.
If a Customs administration has a reasonable doubt in respect of a declared value and this doubt is maintained in spite of the provision of any additional information, Customs has the right to establish the value for duty purposes, taking into account the provisions of the Agreement.
To enhance Customs controls and to facilitate import clearance, Governments should, on a bilateral (or multilateral) basis, consider the routine electronic transmission of export data from the country of export to the Customs authority of the importing country.
www.un.org /Conferences/trade94/guidelines/customs.html   (4430 words)

Customs brokers have long been stymied by the conflicting problems of responding to the need to clear freight quickly while at the same time making sure the importer provides them with an original and properly completed and executed power of attorney so as to not run afoul of the Customs regulations.
Customs reasoned one does not mix molasses with raw sugar to obtain "sugar syrup." Therefore, the molasses could be ignored and the resulting syrup contained less than the requisite 6% of nonsugar solids and so was subject to quota.
Customs clearly retained the right to confirm the accuracy of the importer's conclusions and impose enforcement action appropriate to the circumstances if there are errors, but the first decisions became the importer's to make and make correctly.
www.skralaw.com /Articles/CATNotHere.htm   (16513 words)

 Customs Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for controlling the flow of people, animals and goods, as well as personal effects and hazardous items, in and out of the country.
The Customs agency also monitors persons leaving and entering the country, checking for appropriate documentation and trying to capture persons identified by international search warrants.
As well as increasing the population of a particular country a person may be carrying an infectious disease or may pose a threat to that country.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/cu/customs.html   (205 words)

 Customs-Related Information for Traveler
The Thai Customs Department is the national frontline against the smuggling of illegal drugs and other prohibited and restricted goods.
Before a vehicle is released from Customs’ control, a tourist/traveler or authorized person submits a Temporary Vehicle Import Declaration Form and all supporting documents, including a cash deposit or a bank guarantee to cover the full Customs taxes and duties to Customs at the port of entry.
The Customs Pass is valid for one year and issued in triplicate: one is kept at the Regional Customs Office, one at the Customs point of entry, and one return to a traveler.
www.customs.go.th /Traveller/Travel.jsp   (2109 words)

 US Customs, Airport Of Entry
The Customs office is located in a separate building located just to the east of Concourse-C. Customs inspectors staff the office from 8:30 a.m.
Customs inspectors check passenger identification, citizenship, visas, foreign purchases and cash or negotiable instruments valued at over $10,000.
In order to have a Customs Officer present to provide inspection services, Customs must be notified at least two hours in advance of arrival time at the Albany International Airport.
www.albanyairport.com /3/services/customs.html   (213 words)

 >> Thai Customs <<
Customs has discovered large amount of illegal drugs in accompanied baggage and on passengers themselves.
As long as the conditions for the use of a Carnet are observed, its use permits temporary importation without payment of duty and with the minimum of restrictions.
Customs formalities and clearance of goods under ATA Carnets are to be processed and completed at the airport.
www.customs.go.th /Customs-Eng/Traveller/TravelEng.jsp?menuNme=Travel   (1394 words)

 Belize Customs & Excise Department
Custom Duties are applicable according to the rates set out in the Customs Tariff and Trade Classification, Chapter 48 Laws of Belize, First Schedule.
Customs duties and taxes are collected based on the value which is derived from the value stated on the invoice, receipt or other proof of purchase.
Used implements, instruments and tools of profession, trade, occupation or employment approved by the Ministry of Finance and admitted as such by the Comptroller of Customs, of persons arriving in the country, which are declared to have been in the possession and use of the passenger for a reasonable period.
www.customs.gov.bz /duty.html   (887 words)

 The Customs and Excise Division
The Customs and Excise Division is a division under the Zambia Revenue Authority.
The office is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Customs and Excise Division of the Zambia Revenue Authority.
The Customs and Excise co-ordinates all policy issues on Customs and Excise with the Government, the IMF, World Bank and other institutions with whom border control is managed.
www.zra.org.zm /customs/custintro.htm   (193 words)

 Customs Broker Clothing Imports
Their commitment to their customers is highlighted by continuing to provide their employees with ongoing training programs including the latest in computer technologies.
DA Customs Brokers (Denmark) : they are two highly-trained import professional customs brokers and have big knowledge of tariff schedules and Customs regulations and keep abreast of the amendments made through constant changes in the law and administrative regulations.
They also have a customs brokerage (as separate company within their corporate organization) that uses the same software and helps in the development process as a result.
www.apparelsearch.com /customs_broker.htm   (1616 words)

Customs believe that the best way to prevent the distribution of drugs is to stop the drugs at the point of importation before they are broken down into smaller quantities for distribution and sale.
Although Customs allocate substantial human and other resources to tackling the drugs threat the public’s help is needed to seize more.
If you have a complaint which the staff, frontier, port or airport cannot sort out you should contact the Collector of Customs who is the head of Customs in Gibraltar.
www.gibraltar.gov.gi /gov_depts/customs/customs_index.htm   (735 words)

 BUBL LINK: Customs
Project investigating the funerary customs and beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, covering the provision for life in the 'next world' and the significance of shabtis.
Resources cover aspects of mythology and folklore that are connected to the likes of calendar customs, including information on the quarter days, and themes that are found in both Eastern and Western cultures, such as the fertility symbol of the Green Man and rites of passage.
Traditional customs and the folklore of Orkney are detailed, with images and texts relating to the annual festivals and sea tales.
bubl.ac.uk /link/c/customs.htm   (568 words)

 Customs Broker
In order to be a Customs Broker one must be licensed by the Customs Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Specifically, a Customs Broker prepares and files the necessary Customs entries, arranges for the payment of duties found due, takes steps to effect the release of the goods in Customs custody, and represents their clients in custody matters.
The customs broker must also possess a thorough knowledge of tariff schedules and Customs regulations and keep abreast of the amendments made through constant changes in the law and administrative regulations.
www.itds.treas.gov /broker.html   (380 words)

 Consular affairs
The code of conduct for law enforcement and custom officials makes punishable any corrupt practices that by definition they are supposed to fight by all means.
Such customs clearance procedure is applied to items intended for personal or household use whose value does not exceed EUR 3,000.
However, in case the traveller clears through the customs only a part of the effects that he/she has temporarily imported, the customs official puts the reference number and date of the declaration and indicates the kind of customs procedure.
www.mfa.gov.yu /Visas/custom.htm   (2272 words)

 WTO | Customs valuation gateway
For importers, the process of estimating the value of a product at customs presents problems that can be just as serious as the actual duty rate charged.
The WTO agreement on customs valuation aims for a fair, uniform and neutral system for the valuation of goods for customs purposes — a system that conforms to commercial realities, and which outlaws the use of arbitrary or fictitious customs values.
The Committee on Customs Valuation of the Council for Trade in Goods (CGT) carries out work in the WTO on customs valuation, in the context of a range of measures for trade facilitation.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/cusval_e/cusval_e.htm   (441 words)

 Customs Broker Clothing Import 2
Lee Hardeman Customs Broker, Inc. - "We are firmly committed to meeting the customs, import, and transportation needs of our customers with outstanding customer service" customhouse brokerage marine insurance duty drawback international transportation consulting worldwide logistics.
Mary Tierra S.A. Customs broker and freight forwarders, Costa Rica - Mar y Tierra is recognized as one of the most successful customs broker and freight forwarders companies in Costa Rica.
Omnitrans Customs Brokers (Canada) : As Canada's premier Apparel and Textile Customs Broker, they are uniquely qualified in all aspects related to the import, export and/or manufacture of apparel and related goods.
www.apparelsearch.com /customs_broker_2.htm   (1697 words)

 Travellers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Clearance of arriving travellers, baggage and vehicles at all entry checkpoints is under the purview of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
Travellers who require customs services and to pay duty or GST on their goods may proceed directly to the Customs Office.
The mission of Singapore Customs (SC) is to ensure the efficient collection and protection of Customs revenue and GST, while facilitating trade and travel.
www.customs.gov.sg /travel/travel1.html   (1170 words)

 Customs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Import Declaration form shall contain the full particulars of the imported goods and shall bear a declaration by the importer as to the truth of its contents, which must be supported by a duplicate copy of the shipping documents and the invoice, attested by a bank.
He shall disclose to the satisfaction of the customs authorities that he is financially viable and in support thereof he shall produce a certificate issued by a bank or such other proof acceptable to the Customs authorities.
If the Customs authorities are satisfied that the applicant fulfills the requirement of the registration, the issue of trade license/permit by the Ministry of Trade and Industry shall be recommended.
www.mof.gov.bt /drc/customs.html   (2440 words)

 Customs information Apparel and Textiles for clothing
The primary goal of CBERA is to promote export-oriented growth in the Caribbean Basin countries and to diversify their economies away from such traditional agricultural products and raw materials as aluminum, bananas, coffee, petroleum, and sugar.
Customs' Guidelines for Interpreting Textile Country of Origin from Riggle and Craven : Guidelines intended to help Customs Attaches in foreign countries to interpret the new textile rules of origin.
The mission of the United States Customs Service is to ensure that all goods entering and exiting the United States do so in accordance with all United States laws and regulations.
www.apparelsearch.com /customs.htm   (1061 words)

Suppression by customs administrations of illicit drug trafficking on the high seas
The role of customs in the integrated management of external borders
International convention on the simplification and harmonisation of customs procedures
www.europa.eu.int /scadplus/leg/en/s28000.htm   (175 words)

 Mike Hodge Associates
Mike Hodge Associates is an independent customs and international trade consultancy practice, providing advice and support to importers and exporters involved in the international movement of goods to or from the European Union.
Providing a comprehensive range of customs related services, Mike Hodge Associates has advised both large multi-nationals and small companies across a range of industry sectors.
Mike Hodge is an ex-HM Customs officer and current Chairman of the Customs Practitioners Group.
www.customs.co.uk   (160 words)

 Customs Administration
This is an attempt to make a short presentation of the Slovenian Customs, showing to a broader public and our colleagues around the world who we are, how we think, and last but not least, what makes us a part of a large customs family – the World Customs Organisation.
Still, when thinking back to the spring of 1991, I'm proud that the Customs played one of the key roles in the process of ensuring the financial independence and control of the border of the newly established state.
The Customs will have a crucial position in ensuring the functioning of the single European market, implementing the common foreign trade policy, as well as securing new Community external borders.
carina.gov.si /angl/index.htm   (421 words)

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Applying the measures for primary and secondary control, the customs officers, on 25.03.2005, at entrance into the Republic of Macedonia at Tabanovce Border Crossing Point, detected and prevented smuggling of 315 kilos of fungicides and rodenticides.
On 22.03.2005, at Tabanovce Border Crossing Point, the customs officers during regular control carried out at 7.30 o'clock, detected and prevented smuggling of 9.994 gram of monetary gold, with purity 999,9%, intended to be imported into the Republic of Macedonia.
On July 28, 2004, the customs officers at the Customs Export Terminal Skopje, discovered and prevented a case of smuggling of cigarettes.
www.customs.gov.mk /en/desktopdefault.aspx   (409 words)

 Customs & Excise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
All goods which are imported into or exported from the EU must be classified for Customs purposes.
Each code is made up of a series of digits, and the code normally required for Customs declarations will have ten digits.
An interactive consultation of the Integrated Tariff of the Community (TARIC), is available since the 4 September 2000 on the EUROPA server of the European Commission.
www.revenue.ie /services/customs.htm   (470 words)

 Customs Department
This program is the outcome of continuous efforts carried out by Customs Department for more than a year and half for the purpose of upgrading Customs services.
Amman, 23/7/2005, Jordan Customs Department is launching the Integrated Customs Tariff system on the web and intranet as of 25 July, 2005.
Mahmoud Quteishat as Director General of Jordan Customs Department and Regional Representative of WCO for North Africa, the Near & Middle East Region as of 1st June, 2005.
www.customs.gov.jo /firstpage.asp   (276 words)

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