Meaning of “customs officer” in the English Dictionary

"customs officer" in Business English

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customs officernoun [ C ]


also customs official a person whose job is to check travellers' bags to make certain they are not taking goods into a country without paying taxes:

She was stopped by a customs officer who opened her luggage.

also customs agent a government official whose job is to check that goods leaving or entering a country are legal:

One container seized by customs officers contained counterfeit Nike sneakers worth nearly $700,000.
There are customs agents checking every vehicle coming into the country.

(Definition of “customs officer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)