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PORT. A place to which the officers of the customs are appropriated, and which include the privileges and guidance of all members and creeks which are allotted to them. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 726; Postlewaith's Com. Dict. h.t.; 1 Chit. Com. L. Index, h.t. According to Dalloz, a port is a place within land, protected against the waves and winds, and affording to vessels a place of safety. Diet. Supp. h.t. By the Roman law a port is defined to be locus, conclusus, quo importantur merces, et unde exportantur. Dig. 50,16, 59. See 7 N. S. 81. 2. A port differs from a haven, (q.v.) and includes something more. 1st. It is a place at which vessels may arrive and discharge, or take in their cargoes. 2. It comprehends a vale, city or borough, called in Latin caput corpus, for the reception of mariners and merchants, for securing the goods, and bringing them to market, and for victualling the ships. 3. It is impressed with its legal character by the civil authority. Hale de Portibus Mar. c. 2; 1 Harg. 46, 73; Bac. Ab. Prerogative, D 5; Com. Dig. Navigation, E; 4 Inst. 148; Callis on Sewers, 56; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 2; Dig. 60, 16, 59; Id. 43, 12, 1, 13; Id. 47, 10, 15, 7; Id. 39, 4, 15.

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He praised the work being carried out by officials at all the nation's ports of entry including the international airport and seaports.
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All of these offices exist to support over 300 ports of entry in the United States, including international airports, land border ports, and seaports.
The Farmers' Union of Wales is delighted that the National Assembly understands that lax controls at ports of entry is a real danger to the health of livestock and humans in this country, " said spokesman Alan Morris.
In his address, Minister Gigaba applauded the staff of the SARS Collaborative Border Management unit for having collectively and individually been at the forefront of forging better coherence, cooperation and coordination between the various stakeholders at Ports of Entry.
They stressed the need to strengthening customs control on the ports of entry in implementation of Bahrain's obligation to the GCC Customs Union.
If these rates had been applied to the 1975 flow, rather than intercepting 44,328 fraudulent entrants at the land and air ports of entry, the number would have been closer to 545,000.
Summary: ISTANBUL (Cihan/TZ) - Deputy Prime Minister Hayati Yazici has said Japanese imports can enter Turkey at only 12 ports of entry where the country has radiation safety control systems in place.
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