Main customs office

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Hauptzollämter shortly HZA (with are customs offices as departments local) Federal tax authorities . You manage and collect the customs and excise duties as well as the import sales tax and monitor compliance with all regulations in the area of ​​responsibility of the customs administration. As the enforcement authority, the 42 main customs offices in Germany are responsible for control and prosecution in the field of customs administration. They are subordinate to the General Customs Directorate as the higher federal authority and the Federal Ministry of Finance as the highest federal authority .

They are located in Aachen, Augsburg , Berlin, Bielefeld, Braunschweig, Bremen, Darmstadt, Dresden, Dortmund, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt (Oder), Gießen, Hamburg, Hamburg-Jonas, Hanover, Heilbronn, Itzehoe , Karlsruhe, Kiel, Koblenz, Cologne, Krefeld, Landshut, Lörrach , Magdeburg, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Oldenburg, Osnabrück, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rosenheim, Saarbrücken, Schweinfurt, Singen, Stralsund, Stuttgart and Ulm.


A main customs office is divided into subject areas and its subordinate offices consist of customs offices and clearance offices .

The main customs offices until 2008

The organizational structure of a main customs office was as follows until 2008:

The main customs offices since 2008

The structure has changed considerably as part of the Customs Structural Development project and, in addition to changes in the structure of the subject areas, a large part of the weapon-bearing areas has been incorporated into subject areas C. The personnel and the tasks of the old subject areas C are now in subject areas B, as well as some more changes:

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