UNITED STATES CUSTOMS SERVICE

UNITED STATES CUSTOMS SERVICE

United States Customs Service. An agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security responsible for collecting import duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, and for enforcing customs and related laws. ? The Customs Service was created in 1863. 12 Stat. 665. It was transferred from the Department of the Treasury in 2003. ¡ª Also termed Bureau of Customs.
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