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Albert Golub Local time: 15:20 Native speaker of: French PRO pts in pair: 359
Graded automatically based on peer agreement.
Explanation: douane [dwan]f = customs, (customs) duty
passer [à] la douane = go through customs
l'Administration des douanes = French Customs
droit de douane = customs duty
poste de douane = customs house
Mats Wiman Sweden Local time: 15:20 Native speaker of: Swedish PRO pts in pair: 133
Explanation: no need to go through that lengthy explanation, first correct answer should get the points
Saskia Local time: 08:20 Native speaker of: Dutch, English PRO pts in pair: 3
Explanation: I go along with MatsWiman. His answer, the second one, is concise to the point and very clear. The first answer is not wrong, but MatsWiman very rightly points out that "douane" is used loosley and very commonly to refer to the duty itself and not just the customs officers, the place, etc.