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cus·tom

(kŭs′təm)
n.
1.
a. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
b. The tradition or body of such practices: The respect that is by custom accorded to the king.
2.
a. A habitual practice of a person: my custom of reading a little before sleep. See Synonyms at habit.
b. Habitual manner or practice: I am not by custom a coffee drinker.
3. Law A common tradition or usage so long established that it has the force or validity of law.
4. Habitual patronage, as of a store: tried to obtain the custom of the wealthiest shoppers.
5. customs
a. Duties or taxes imposed on imported and, less commonly, exported goods.
b. (used with a sing. verb) The governmental agency authorized to collect these duties.
c. (used with a sing. verb) The place where goods and baggage entering a country are inspected by this agency: go through customs.
6. Tribute, service, or rent paid by a feudal tenant to a lord.
adj.
1. Made to order: custom suits.
2. Specializing in the making or selling of made-to-order goods: a custom tailor.

[Middle English custume, from Old French costume, from Vulgar Latin *cōnstūm(i)n-, alteration of Latin cōnsuētūdin-, oblique stem of cōnsuētūdō, custom, from cōnsuētus, past participle of cōnsuēscere, to accustom : com-, intensive prefix; see com- + suēscere, to become accustomed; see s(w)e- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

customs

(ˈkʌstəmz)
n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) duty on imports or exports
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the government department responsible for the collection of these duties
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the part of a port, airport, frontier station, etc, where baggage and freight are examined for dutiable goods and contraband
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the procedure for examining baggage and freight, paying duty, etc
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (as modifier): customs officer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.customs - money collected under a tariff
tariff, duty - a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
ship money - an impost levied in England to provide money for ships for national defense

customs

plural noun import charges, tax, duty, toll, tariff Some merchants imported goods without paying the full customs.
Translations
رُسوم الجُمرَكرُسُوم جُمْرُكِيَّةمَكتَب الجُمرُك
celnícelní úřadcelniceclo
skikketoldvæsen
aduana(derechos de) aduana
tulli
carina
tollheimtatollyfirvöld; innflutningstollur
関税
관세
colnicacolný
tull
ศุลกากร
hải quan

customs

[ˈkʌstəmz]
A. NPLaduana fsing (also customs duty) → derechos mpl de aduana
to go through (the) customspasar por la aduana
Customs and Excise (Brit) → Aduanas fpl y Arbitrios
B. CPD customs clearance Ndespacho m aduanero
customs declaration Ndeclaración f aduanera
customs house Naduana f
customs inspection Ninspección f de aduanas
customs inspector Ninspector(a) m/f de aduanas, aduanero/a m/f
customs invoice Nfactura f de aduana
customs officer Noficial mf de aduanas, vista mf (de aduanas), aduanero/a m/f
customs post Npuesto m aduanero
Customs Service N (US) → aduana f, servicio m aduanero

customs

[ˈkʌstəmz] npl (at airport, port, border)douane f
to go through customs → passer la douane
to be stopped at customs → être arrêté(e) à la douaneCustoms and Excise [ˌkʌstəmzəndˈɛksaɪz] n (British) (= department) → Administration f des douanescustoms clearance ndédouanement mcustoms declaration ndéclaration f en douane, déclaration f de douanecustoms duty ndroits mpl de douanecustoms officer customs official ndouanier/ière m/fCustoms Service n (US) (= department) → Administration f des douane

customs

:
customs clearance
nZollabfertigung f; to get customs for somethingetw zollamtlich abfertigen lassen
customs declaration
customs duty
nZoll (→ abgabe f) m
customs house
nZollamt nt
customs inspection
customs officer
nZollbeamte(r) m, → Zollbeamtin f
customs union
nZollunion f

customs

[ˈkʌstəmz] npl (also Customs) → dogana
to go through (the) customs → passare la dogana

custom

(ˈkastəm) noun
1. what a person etc is in the habit of doing or does regularly. It's my custom to go for a walk on Saturday mornings; religious customs.
2. the regular buying of goods at the same shop etc; trade or business. The new supermarkets take away custom from the small shops.
ˈcustomary adjective
habitual; usually done etc. It is customary to eat turkey for Christmas dinner.
ˈcustomarily adverb
ˈcustomer noun
1. a person who buys from a shop etc. our regular customers.
2. used jokingly for a person. a strange customer.
ˈcustoms noun plural
1. (the government department that collects) taxes paid on goods coming into a country. Did you have to pay customs on those watches?; He works for the customs; (also adjective) customs duty.
2. the place at a port etc where these taxes are collected. I was searched when I came through customs at the airport.

customs

رُسُوم جُمْرُكِيَّة celní úřad skikke Zollabfertigung τελωνείο aduana tulli douane carina dogana 関税 관세 douane toll cło alfândega таможня tull ศุลกากร gümrük hải quan 海关
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Specific administrative procedures have been in place since 1 January 2003 to allow for the suspension of customs duties on military equipment, in order to take account of the protection of member states' security interests (Article 296 of the EU Treaty).
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In 2011, the growth of customs duties comprised 49% while import increased by 27% thanks to improvement of the management, the First Vice PM noticed.
Once the interim trade agreement enters into force, Belgrade will be obliged to "progressively reduce," over a transitional period of a maximum of six years, customs duties on imports into Serbia of industrial products originating in the EU.
Azerbaijan will switch to a new system of customs duties in 2018.
Its main points are: - establishment of a fund or institution to support countries within the Customs Union; - introduction of temporary preferences for customs duties for a specific group of goods that would differ from general customs duties within the Customs Union; - provision of political support from the countries of the Customs Union on establishment of labor-intensive production in Kyrgyzstan; - measures to accede Kyrgyzstan to the agreements on regulation of labor migration.
After being taken before the World Trade Organisation by the EU, India has yielded on the issue of additional customs duties on wine and spirits.
Customs duties remain the most vulnerable issue for the country.
From March 1, unprocessed goods re-exported into the Union from Switzerland will have customs duties slapped on them, whereas for the previous thirty years they were duty-free, a Swiss official told European Report on February 20.
Fritz has built its customs services product not only with government licenses worldwide but also with our exclusive alliance with Worldtariff, providing client access to foreign customs duties and tax rates; an overview can be accessed on-line through Fritz's World Wide Web page (www.

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