from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An international association organized to eliminate customs restrictions on goods exchanged between member nations and to establish a uniform tariff policy toward nonmember nations.
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- n. a type of trade bloc which is composed of a free trade area with a common external tariff
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- n. an association of nations to promote free trade within the union and set common tariffs for nations that are not members
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Non-EU Norway and Switzerland are members and Turkey's customs union agreement in place since 1996 actually anticipated Turkey's inclusion.