H.M. Customs and Excise

/ˌaɪtʃ em ˌkʌstəmz ən 'eksaɪz/ noun
1. a UK government department which deals with taxes on imports and on products such as alcohol produced in the country. It also deals with VAT.
an Excise officer
2. an office of this department at a port or airport

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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