bureau

A third party providing a service to National Export Scheme ( NES) authorised traders to act as their direct Representative for the submission of pre-shipment and Supplementary declarations. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary

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bureau bu‧reau [ˈbjʊərəʊ ǁ ˈbjʊroʊ] noun [countable] bureaux PLURALFORM [-rəʊz ǁ -roʊz] or bureaus ORGANIZATIONS
1. an office, organization, or department that collects or gives out information:

• the Citizens Advice Bureau

• the tourist information bureau

— see also Better Business Bureau
ˈcredit ˌbureau
an organization that collects and sells information on whether individuals have borrowed money in the past and whether they have repaid it. The credit bureau sells this information to institutions that lend money so that they can decide whether or not to lend to a particular person
2. a government department or part of a government department:

• the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

3. an office of a company or organization that is not its main office or base:

• The international environmental organization Greenpeace has established its own Moscow bureau.

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bureau UK US /ˈbjʊərəʊ/ noun [C] (UK usually bureaux)
an organization or a business that collects or provides information: »

The Citizen's Advice Bureau can advise you about debt problems.

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She reported the problem to the Better Business Bureau.

See also SERVICE BUREAU(Cf. service bureau)
a government organization or department in some countries: »

Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau offer a mixed picture of the economy's recovery from the recession.

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the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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