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Customs and Excise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Customs and ExciseˌCustoms and ˈExcise noun  PGOthe former department of the British government that was responsible for collecting tax on goods that were being bought or sold, or on goods that had been brought into the country. The department merged with the Inland Revenue to form Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in 2005.
Examples from the Corpus
Customs and ExciseNo obvious explanation was available and Customs and Excise raised an assessment.Main creditors are the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise.The indirect taxes are collected by Customs and Excise.H M Customs and Excise confirmed yesterday that they had to be implemented by 1 January 1990.Mr. Banks Obviously Customs and Excise must be congratulated on its vigilance.This particularly applies when disputes occur with Customs and Excise.The team is completely independent, but will maintain close co-operation with Customs and Excise and Inland Revenue.
From Longman Business DictionaryCustoms and ExciseˌCustoms and ˈExcise nounTAXORGANIZATIONS the former name for HM Revenue and Customs
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