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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- customs broker,
- custos morum,
- cut a deal
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The Customs-union embraces more than four-fifths of Germany, with the exception of Austria.
an association of nations which promotes free trade within the union and establishes common tariffs on trade with nonmember nations
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