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customs officer





Customs officers combat the importation of illegal goods, firearms, drugs or other dangerous or illegal items while checking the legality of items brought across national borders. They are government officials who control the documents to ensure entry criteria and custom laws are complied with and control if the custom taxes are paid correctly.

Scope note

Excludes customs and excise officer.

Alternative Labels

border force officer

border guard

customs & excise officer

customs and excise duty officer

customs and excise officer

customs control agent

customs control officer

customs inspector

customs officer

detection officer

governmental customs agent

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: