The official establishment of Greek customs  
1830

The official establishment of Greek customs  

In 1830, the 14th Resolution of March 25 on customs (customs duties) considered the founding act of Greek customs was issued and published. Therefore, Greek customs have operated as an official institutional for 190 years (1830-2020), while this Resolution of Governor I. Kapodistrias coincides with the year the independence of the modern Greek state became internationally recognized. In fact, these two legal acts were published in the same issue of the General Newspaper of Greece (No. 32/Year E, 26.4.1830). Customs operations, positions, and related organizing units are recorded as early as 1821, in areas such as Mani, Leonidio, Koroni, Skyros, Naxos, Kalamata, Katakolo, Myloi, Syros, Hydra, Nafplio, Poros, and Epidaurus. From the beginning, customs were essential public services both for collecting funds to serve national purposes (for warfare and public) and for protecting the people's safety and public health, as well as surveilling the country's early borders to avert contraband and smuggling.

The "fragment" was added at the suggestion of Mr. Dimitris Bourikos