chapter  X
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THE great bulk of the foreign trade of this country is sea-borne, and the traffic by air and land, though important in many ways, is comparatively small in volume. It seems best, therefore, to describe the Customs administration of imports and exports by ship, and then show how this has been adapted to air and land traffic. The problem is to devise means which ensure that all duties legally chargeable on imports are duly collected, whilst reducing to the minimum any restrictions on trade which these means may involve.