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 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.

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.

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.