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Customs Modernization Handbook : Trade and Development - Luc de Wulf

Customs Modernization Handbook

Trade and Development

By: Luc de Wulf (Editor), Jose B. Sokol (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd January 2005
ISBN: 9780821357514
Number Of Pages: 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.

Strategy for customs modernizationp. 3
Human resources and organizational issues in customsp. 31
Legal framework for customs operations and enforcement issuesp. 51
Integrity in customsp. 67
Managing risk in the customs contextp. 91
Policy and operational lessons learned from eight country case studiesp. 103
Two decades of World Bank lending for customs reform : trends in project design, project implementation, and lessons learnedp. 127
Customs valuation in developing countries and the World Trade Organization valuation rulesp. 155
Rules of origin, trade, and customsp. 183
Duty relief and exemption controlp. 215
Transit and the special case of landlocked countriesp. 243
The role of customs in cargo securityp. 265
The role of information technology in customs modernizationp. 285
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ISBN: 9780821357514
ISBN-10: 0821357514
Series: Trade and Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 3rd January 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.18 x 19.76  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.88