General Administration of Customs

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An administrative law-enforcement institution in the area of customs, it is charged with such tasks as to study and map out the policies, guidelines, regulations and development plans for the work of the customs and supervise their implementation, administer all customs offices in the country from the central to the local levels; study and draw up the regulations and implementation rules for the collection of tariffs, organize the collection of import-export tariff and the management of other taxes, implement in accordance with law anti-damping and anti-subsidy measures; implement customs search and assume unified responsibility of combating smuggling.

The GAC consists of ten departments: the general affairs office, policy and regulation department, tariff collection and administration department, customs clearance department, supervision department, comprehensive statistics department, investigation department, international cooperation department, personnel and education department, finance, science and technology department.