Nov 23 2023

Updated: Dictionary of customs terminology published

Dictionary of customs terminology
French/English and English/French A-Z

Version September 2023
by Jean-Claude Nilles
Retired customs official


Legal deposit: Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg

The document contains the current customs legal, logistical, and administrative terminology.

Download the FR-EN Dictionary here

Download the EN-FR Dictionary here

The author is a graduate of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and majored in English literature and philology. He used to be an official of the customs and excise administration in Luxembourg (since March 1985) and national expert of the Customs Code Committee at the Union Commission on issues such customs value, origin of goods, tariff classification, etc.

Total or partial reproduction authorised, except for commercial purposes, provided the
source is acknowledged.

The book presents a glossary of French-English technical terms commonly used in current customs practice and related written correspondence.

The previous edition can be found here:


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