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Functions of Customs Department

In this article we will discuss Functions of Customs Department

In this article, we will discuss Functions of Customs Department. So, let’s get started.


Indian Customs handle various tasks, important among them are as follows –

• Collection of Customs duties on imports and exports as per basic customs laws.
• Enforcement of various provisions of Customs Act governing imports and
exports of cargo, baggage, postal articles and arrival and departure of vessel, aircrafts etc.
• Discharge of various agency functions and enforcing various prohibitions and
restrictions on imports and exports under Customs Act and other allied enactments.
• Prevention of smuggling including interdiction of narcotics drug trafficking.
International Passenger clearance.

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