|Department of Customs|
|Headquarters||Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Elected officer responsible|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Finance, Government of Nepal|
The Department of Customs of Nepal is an administration of Government of Nepal under the Ministry of Finance which collects customs duty, Value Added Tax, excise and other taxes at the border points and international airport. The Department of Customs is responsible in contributing to the economic and social prosperity by providing professional and quality assured customs services in Nepal. Its mission is promoting and facilitating legitimate trade, protection of society and collecting the revenue.
Prevalence of customs has existed in Nepal since the Lichchhavi era. Before 1950, Tibet and India were Nepal's major trading partners. There were inner customs offices before 1950. However, the modern era of customs begun with the trade treaty with India in 1950; as a result, all inner customs were closed and borders offices started to work as customs offices.