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customs officernoun [C]

uk   us   TAX, GOVERNMENT, TRANSPORT
(also customs official) a ​person whose ​job is to ​checktravellers' bags to make ​certain they are not taking ​goods into a country without ​payingtaxes: She was ​stopped by a ​customsofficer who ​opened her ​luggage.
(also customs agent) a ​governmentofficial whose ​job is to ​check that ​goodsleaving or ​entering a country are ​legal: One ​containerseized by ​customsofficers contained ​counterfeit Nike sneakers ​worth nearly $700,000. There are ​customsagentschecking every ​vehicle coming into the country.
(Definition of customs officer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “customs officer”
in Arabic ضابِط الجُمرُك…
in Korean 세관원…
in Portuguese agente alfandegário, -a…
in Catalan duaner, -a…
in Japanese 税関職員…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海关官员…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海關官員…
in Italian funzionario, -a doganale…
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