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noun
  1. an association of independent nations or tariff areas created to remove customs barriers between them and to adopt a uniform tariff policy toward nonmember nations.
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  • The Customs-union embraces more than four-fifths of Germany, with the exception of Austria.

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851

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British Dictionary definitions for customs union

customs union

noun
  1. an association of nations which promotes free trade within the union and establishes common tariffs on trade with nonmember nations
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