customs agent

customs agent customs agent agent

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customs agent UK US noun [S] (also customs broker)
TAX, TRANSPORT, COMMERCE a person or company that is paid to make sure that all necessary taxes are paid and rules are followed so that goods can be imported into a country: »

One of the things they have done to streamline paperwork is install a customs broker in their San Antonio warehouse.

CUSTOMS OFFICER(Cf. ↑customs officer)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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