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le directeur général des douanes et droits indirects

English translation: Director-General of Customs and Duties

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16:30 Jan 10, 2002
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: le directeur général des douanes et droits indirects
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English translation:Director-General of Customs and Duties
Explanation:
(1) The E.U. seems to use Director-General (with the dash) most frequently.
(2) Douanes et Droits Indirects is literally Customs and Indirect Taxes, but the phrase is usually Customs and Duties in English, duties being a common form of indirect taxes, also called excise duties. Look up "les droits d'accise et les autres impôts indirects" on the Eurodicautom for reference.
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xxxJ Lewis
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Thank you very much indeed,
Joanna
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Director-General of Customs and Duties


Explanation:
(1) The E.U. seems to use Director-General (with the dash) most frequently.
(2) Douanes et Droits Indirects is literally Customs and Indirect Taxes, but the phrase is usually Customs and Duties in English, duties being a common form of indirect taxes, also called excise duties. Look up "les droits d'accise et les autres impôts indirects" on the Eurodicautom for reference.


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
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xxxJ Lewis
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Grading comment
Thank you very much indeed,
Joanna

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