Border Management Modernization

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Author: Gerard McLinden,Enrique Fanta,David Widdowson,Tom Doyle

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821385975

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Border clearance processes by customs and other agencies are among the most important and problematic links in the global supply chain. Delays and costs at the border undermine a country’s competitiveness, either by taxing imported inputs with deadweight inefficiencies or by adding costs and reducing the competitiveness of exports. This book provides a practical guide to assist policy makers, administrators, and border management professionals with information and advice on how to improve border management systems, procedures, and institutions.

Trade and Transport Corridor Management Toolkit

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Author: Charles Kunaka,Robin Carruthers

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464801444

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

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Trade and transport corridors are fundamental to the overland movement of international trade, particularly for landlocked countries. This book provides tools and techniques for the design of trade and transport corridor projects. It is meant for task managers, policy makers, and corridor service providers.

Handbook of Trade Policy for Development

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Author: Arvid Lukauskas,Robert M. Stern,Gianni Zanini

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019968040X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 986

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This text explores the field of international trade with an emphasis on its implications for development. It provides a brief review of the main theoretical approaches and an overview of the global trading system, different trading arrangements and policy issues.

The International Handbook of Public Financial Management

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Author: Richard Allen,Richard Hemming,B. Potter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113731530X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 881

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The Handbook is a virtual encyclopedia of public financial management, written by topmost experts, many with a background in the IMF and World Bank. It provides the first comprehensive guide to the subject that has been published in more than ten years. The book is aimed at a broad audience of academics/students, government officials, development agencies and practitioners. It covers both bread-and-butter topics such as the macroeconomic and legal framework for budgeting, budget preparation and execution, procurement, accounting, reporting, audit and oversight, as well as specialist subjects such as government payroll systems, local government finance, fiscal transparency, the management of fiscal risks, sovereign wealth funds, the management of state-owned enterprises, and political economy aspects of budgeting. The book sets out numerous examples and case studies describing good practice in public financial management, and is highly relevant for use in both advanced and developing countries.

The Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy

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Author: Mr Kenneth Heydon,Dr Stephen Woolcock

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409456374

Category: Political Science

Page: 586

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The Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy provides a state of the art review of current thinking on the full range of trade policy issues, addressing the economic and political dimensions of international trade policy. An integrated set of original and comprehensive perspectives from a diverse group of experts, linked by a common organisational thread. The contributing authors create an ideal mix of internationally recognised experts together with younger specialists making their mark in trade policy analysis; academics as well as trade policy practitioners; and representatives of both developed and developing countries.

Customs Administration Reform and Modernization in anglophone Africa

Early 1990's to Mid-2010

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Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1463900570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 45

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Anglophone African countries have been implementing reform and modernization initiatives in their Customs administrations. This paper outlines the progression of key reform and modernization initiatives in these countries since the early 1990s, and assesses the gap between these reforms and those of more modern Customs agencies. The review suggests that Customs administration reform and modernization initiatives in Anglophone African countries generally lag behind international good practice and it is necessary to speed up implementation if revenue, trade facilitation, and trade chain security objectives are to be achieved. The findings also have implications on the design of reform programs and focus of potential technical assistance for the outstanding reform agenda.

Customs Modernization Handbook

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Author: Luc De Wulf,Jose B. Sokol

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821383728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Trade integration contributes substantially to economic development and poverty alleviation. In recent years much progress was made to liberalize the trade regime, but customs procedures are often still complex, costly and non-transparent. This situation leads to misallocation of resources. 'Customs Modernization Handbook' provides an overview of the key elements of a successful customs modernization strategy and draws lessons from a number of successful customs reforms as well as from customs reform projects that have been undertaken by the World Bank. It describes a number of key import procedures, that have proved particularly troublesome for customs administrations and traders, and provides practical guidelines to enhance their efficiency. The Handbook also reviews the appropriate legal framework for customs operations as well as strategies to combat corruption.

Cross-border Governance in Asia

Regional Issues and Mechanisms

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Author: G. Shabbir Cheema,Christopher A. McNally,Vesselin Popovski

Publisher: Trends & Innovations in Govern

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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"Contributors to this timely volume provide in-depthanalyses of the formal and informal mechanisms of Asian governance that arenow dealing with a diversity of cross-border problems---migration, infectious disease, water management, trade and human trafficking. The book will bea welcome and insightful read for anyone interested in how globalization isactually playing out across Asia." T.J. Pempel, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley "This edited book is a timely contribution to the discussion on globalization within the Asia and Pacific Region. What makes this volume compelling is its link to thestructures of governance through which these players can play a useful role." James H. Spencer, Associate Professor, Urban Planning/Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Rapid globalization has led to increased flows of capital, services, ideas, knowledge and people between countries. Problems that face one nation often have a rippling impact throughout the region and globally. The growing list of cross-border challenges cannot be resolved by isolated policy action at the national or sub-national levels. It is essential to forge cross-border strategic alliances and develop consolidated approaches through regional platforms for dialogue and mechanisms for action. This book discusses regional governance mechanisms and institutional arrangements to respond to emerging cross-border issues and trends in Asia and the Pacific.

Project, strenthening regional security through Cambodia's enhanced border control capacity : regional conference, migration controls as a tool for consolidating security in the post-September 11 era : potential and need for enhanced cross-border cooperation : conference report, 27-28 January 2005, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Author: International Organization for Migration,IOM Mission in Cambodia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Guide to United States Customs and Trade Laws After the Customs Modernization Act

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Author: Leslie Alan Glick

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041127046

Category: Law

Page: 481

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With the intensified focus on antiterrorism in US trade policy -- and the transfer of the Customs Service from the US Treasury Department to the Department of Homeland Security as the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection -- traditional ways of thinking about customs and trade law are now out of date. In light of the war on terrorism and the emphasis on border security, businesses engaged in the cross-border exchange of goods face a multitude of new laws and initiatives -- in addition to the traditional array of responsibilities required by the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. While these regulations are intended to strengthen border security, without careful planning they may have the unfortunate result of hindering the efficient movement of goods. In addition to updated customs forms and helpful appendices, this third edition covers the burgeoning area of free trade agreements between the US and countries around the globe. These agreements are a critical aspect of US bilateral trade relations, affecting not only duty rates but also rules of origin and policies on investment, trade in services and access to Government procurement markets. In sum, this book is an invaluable tool for a host of international trade professionals including in-house counsel dealing with import-export issues, corporate logistic managers, regulatory and compliance managers, and import-export specialists.

Republic of Moldova

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Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: N.A

Category: Moldova

Page: 34

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Republic of Moldova: First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criterion and Augmentation of Access - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Moldova

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Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 86

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The First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility of the Republic of Moldova analyzes macroeconomic and structural policy measures to support the adjustment and promote growth. Moldova is facing serious external shocks that will have long-lasting effects. All quantitative performance criteria and indicative targets were met with the exception of the international reserves target, which was missed because of the shocks. Financial sector development is to be promoted by encouraging foreign competition in the banking system.

US-VISIT

a down payment on homeland security : hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, March 18, 2004

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 65

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Europe in the World

EU Geopolitics and the Making of European Space

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Author: Dr Luiza Bialasiewicz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409490262

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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This edited volume provides an innovative contribution to the debate on contemporary European geopolitics by tracing some of the new political geographies and geographical imaginations emergent within - and made possible by - the EU's actions in the international arena. Drawing on case studies that range from the Arctic to East Africa, the nine empirical chapters provide a critical geopolitical reading of the ways in which particular places, countries, and regions are brought into the EU's orbit and the ways in which they are made to work for 'EU'rope. The analyses look at how the spaces of 'EU'ropean power and actorness are narrated and created, but also at how 'EU'rope's discursive (and material) strategies of incorporation are differently appropriated by local and regional elites, from the southern shores of the Mediterranean to Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The question of EU border management is a particularly important concern of several contributions, highlighting some of the ways in which the Union's border-work is actively (re)making the European space.

Customs Administration Reform and Modernization in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, 1995–2010

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Author: Mr. Gilles Montagnat-Rentier,Mr. Gilles Parent

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1475529597

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 54

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This paper outlines reforms that have been achieved in the modernization of the customs administrations of francophone sub-Saharan (African) countries since the mid-1990s. It also highlights the remaining issues in this process. Progress has been made in the automation of operations and procedures, with constant and significant efforts to strengthen revenue collection and improve trade facilitation in a number of countries. However, the pace and scope of modernization remains insufficient, particularly in developing customs control and enforcement capacities, and enhancing operational resources and management. The findings suggest that the authorities’ strong commitment to reform, organizational and management changes, adequate technical assistance and project management, and effective implementation of modern customs standards, are critical to accelerate the modernization of customs in francophone sub-Saharan Africa.

Customs Modernization Initiatives

Case Studies

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Author: Luc De Wulf,José B. Sokol

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821383735

Category: Customs administration

Page: 132

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A companion to the 'Customs Modernization Handbook', this book provides case studies on customs modernization initiatives in seven countries: Bolivia, Morocco, Mozambique, Peru, the Philippines, Turkey, and Uganda. The initiatives in each of these countries show similarities as well as differences in their approach and design. Some have relied on a model of independent revenue authorities (Uganda and Peru), others have called upon private sector service providers to initiate the modernization process (Mozambique), others have taken the drastic step of a complete overhaul of their customs staff (Bolivia and Mozambique), others introduced new information technology to streamline customs processes and to integrate other members of the trading community into an electronic network (Ghana), while still others have approached the modernization process as a pragmatic, well-focused, result-oriented process.