Collector of Customs

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An official responsible for collecting customs duties and enforcing customs regulations.

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Who is a Collector of Customs?

The Collector of Customs is a government official responsible for overseeing customs operations and enforcement of customs laws and regulations in a particular customs district or port. 


In the shipping industry, the Collector of Customs plays a crucial role in facilitating the movement of goods across international borders. The Collector of Customs is responsible for administering customs procedures, including the inspection and clearance of cargo, the assessment of import duties and taxes, and the enforcement of trade laws and regulations. 


The Collector of Customs may also be responsible for overseeing the issuance of various permits and licenses required for importing or exporting certain goods, such as hazardous materials or controlled substances. 

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