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08:15 Aug 30, 2006
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Taxation & Customs / Sales Tax
Swedish term or phrase: införtullning
I think that this means "customs" or "duties" but I would like someone who is sure to confirm this.
Paul Lambert
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English translation:customs clearance
It's the same as "tulla in" or clear customs.
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5 +3customs clearancegperdin
3payment of import duty; customs clearance inwardsxxxAdrian MM.



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customs clearance

It's the same as "tulla in" or clear customs.

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agree  xxxE2efour: But why "in" e.g förtullning seems adequate.
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  -> Good question. You can say förtullning as well but I think that the "in-" suggests imported goods while the counterpart "utförtullning" suggests export, which is less common. Some transport agencies advertise in- and utförtullning services.

agree  Eva-Marie Adams
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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payment of import duty; customs clearance inwards

Barry above has contrasted the in- and ut- varieties.

Customs clearance may not be enough: (non-)dutiable goods go into and out of the EU for active/outwards reprocessing or passive/inwards reprocessing.

Gullberg's dictionary simply and misleadingly says: 'entry inwards' - when the goods could be rejected or impounded without any clearance at all.

Example sentence(s):
  • The status of goods or persons between the *outwards customs clearance* and *inwards customs clearance*. Incoterms Trade terms in coded form as established by ...

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