port of entry

(shipping/customs) (a) The port at which passengers or cargo enter the administrative or customs territory of a country. (b) An officially designated port where a vessel may enter a country’s territory and discharge passengers and cargo. (c) A port where the administrative functions of immigration and customs are handled.
(U.S. Customs) Any place designated by act of U.S. Congress, executive order of the President of the United States, or order of the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, at which a U.S. Customs officer is assigned with authority to accept entries of merchandise, to collect duties, and to enforce the various provisions of the U.S. Customs laws.

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