Customs and Excise


Customs and Excise
Customs and Excise UK US noun [singular]
the government department in the UK in charge of collecting the taxes to be paid on goods that are bought or sold, or brought into the country http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/customs-and-excise.htm
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Customs and Excise [Customs and Excise] (also fml Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise)
the British government department responsible for collecting customs duties, taxes charged on imports from outside the European Union, and excise duties, taxes charged on certain types of goods, such as wine and beer, petrol and tobacco products. The Department of Customs and Excise also collects ↑VAT, a tax charged on the price of many goods and services in Britain, and works to prevent banned goods such as some drugs being imported into Britain

A large quantity of drugs has been seized by Customs and Excise officials today.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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