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Kogan Page Complete : Effective Trade Facilitation and Border Management - Andrew Grainger

Kogan Page Complete

Effective Trade Facilitation and Border Management

By: Andrew Grainger

Paperback | 3 August 2021 | Edition Number 1

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With considerable turmoil in international trade and logistics it is more important than ever to understand trade and customs issues and their impact on logistics operations. At every port and border international freight operations are exposed to trade and customs procedures.

Cross-Border Logistics Operations serves as a comprehensive guide and companion to the cross-border trade and customs environment and its implications for international business supply chains and their control. Inspired by the World Customs Organization's Professional Standards (also known as the WCO PICARD Standards), it provides key insights into transporting goods across borders and effectively managing the requirements for compliance and enforcement.

International students, business operators and government officials will find the book rich in detail with practical examples that include the political, administrative, regulatory, technological and economic context throughout. It covers all the critical operational and legal aspects of cross-border logistics operations, including:
  • prevailing trade, customs and border policy
  • tariffs and import taxes
  • border management and supply chain security practices
  • prohibitions and restrictions
  • enforcement and compliance practices
  • supply chain and logistics arrangements
  • disaster relief operations
  • frictionless trade and trade facilitation principles.
About the Author

Dr Andrew Grainger is an established trade facilitation practitioner, academic and educator with global outlook. As the Director of Trade Facilitation Consulting, he helps government agencies and international organizations cut red-tape in international trade. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CSU, Australia) and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham (UK). He has provided consultancy services to the World Bank Group and the United Nations family of organizations, has given witness to the UK Parliament's Select Committees and provided research services to the European Parliament.
Industry Reviews
"Drawing on his many years as a trade facilitation practitioner and academic in the field, including as a contributor to the WCO's PICARD Programme, Andrew's book provides a comprehensive and valuable look at cross-border logistics, the players involved, the challenges faced and even offers glimpses of what the future could look like. This book should be on the reading list for anyone in the public or private sector whose work touches on cross-border logistics and desires a deeper understanding of how and why it all works." * Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization (WCO) *
"Building on personal experience, a thorough literature review and years of project practice, Andrew Grainger gets one key message across: successful trade facilitation helps achieve both better controls and - at the same time - easier trade. And the book shows you how to do it." * Dr Jan Hoffman, Chief, Trade Logistics Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development *
"This book deals with a topic that is of global importance and affects the economic development of all countries. Cross-border logistics is the basis of international trade. As the subtitle of the book points out, it is about making trade facilitation and border management effective. The author covers all the important aspects of cross-border logistics in the book and also points out the future development. Dr Grainger has produced a refreshingly well-written, seminal book that will serve scholars, students and practitioners for years to come." * Prof. Dr. Hans-Michael Wolffgang, Institute of Customs and International Trade Law at the University of Muenster *
"Professor Andrew Grainger's book Cross Border Logistics unravels the mysteries of cross border trade, offering an expansive but digestible overview of cross border commerce. In his book Professor Grainger explains the rules and conventions that define how goods are moved around the globe and in a language that does not assume an in-depth knowledge of the subject. This is a useful guide that should be on the bookshelf of anyone involved in international trade whatever your role and experience." * Steven Pope, Group Head Trade Facilitation - Go Trade, Deutsche Post DHL Group *
"Trade facilitation, or how to ease the flow of goods across borders, is a much discussed but generally poorly understood topic. It has long been as important - if not more important - than tariffs for most goods in developed country trade and is of vital importance for developing economies wishing to engage in international trade. This volume is a must read for anyone wishing to understand the processes and challenges involved in goods crossing borders." * Dr Stephen Woolcock, Associate Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics *
"This book gives an excellent overview of how cross-border logistics can be improved by simplification and harmonization of customs procedures, often referred to as trade facilitation. It provides a thorough scientific analysis of these issues, explaining the latest developments in regulation, policy making and IT innovations that foster trade facilitation. Combined with the extensive experience of the author in trade facilitation consulting, it provides a rich set of guidelines and best practices that can inspire customs officers and logistics professionals to realize the full potential of trade facilitation." * Prof Yao-Hua Tan, Professor of Information and Communication Technology, Delft University of Technology *
"In a time when cross-border operations are becoming increasingly complex and the need for Customs & Trade Compliance is greater than ever, Andrew's book is a timely and extremely useful view of this rapidly changing landscape and should be a reference of choice for any professional operating in this area." * Mark Corby, National UK Customs & Trade Compliance Manager, Kuehne + Nagel *
"Kudos to Andrew for such a comprehensive book covering all aspects of cross border trade from logistic operations and customs compliance to coordinated border management and supply chain integrity. It seems he responded to the challenge 'if you don't see the book you want on the shelf, write it'. An essential go-to resource for all its readers." * Dr Mohammad Saeed, Senior Advisor Trade Facilitation and Policy for Business, International Trade Centre *
"Unlike most supply chain and logistics books which deal with it as a footnote, this book unveils every inch of cross-border operations; an increasingly important and urgent subject governing the international flow of goods which should be taught at every business school. By focusing on the 'missing link' and overcoming friction between business operators and border agencies, Dr Grainger, a worldwide trade facilitation expert, has produced a much needed, insightful and up-to-date book that is worth every page." * Prof Cristiano Morini, University of Campinas, Faculty of Applied Sciences, FCA/UNICAMP, Brazil *
"A spot-on contribution to the field of cross-border logistics management, the role of customs and other border agencies, as well as the facilitation of global trade. I warmly recommend Dr Grainger's book as a key learning and reference resource for students, executives, researchers and policy makers worldwide." * Dr Juha Hintsa, Founder of Cross-border Research Association, Switzerland *
"What a great book! There is so little useful literature in our field, and this book fills that gap. I recommend this book to all practitioners and academics in the field of cross border logistics." * Prof. Dr. Albert W. Veenstra, Professor of Trade and Logistics, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam *
"Organisations moving goods across international borders face a multitude of challenges and risks, including successfully dealing with national administrations and negotiating the diverse range of rules and regulations. In this book Andrew provides an insightful overview of compliance activities for cross-border logistics, addressing the spectrum of issues that need to be considered, including customs administration, declarations, prohibitions, compliance and coordination. The book discusses the role of customs and other border agencies within the wider context of logistics and supply chain management, the importance of trade facilitation, and the institutions that contribute to making international trade work, and concludes with a look at the impact on the movement of goods in crisis situations. These insights are drawn from Andrew's extensive career in trade facilitation both operationally and academically. In this book the world of customs and trade facilitation is made understandable, and will be useful to students, policy makers and practitioners. The absence of textbooks covering this subject means that this book is both the first of its kind, and an essential text for anyone interested in trade facilitation, customs operations and cross border logistics." * Professor Stephen Pettit, Logistics and Operations Management, Cardiff Business School *
"What an impressive book!. An essential resource for anyone involved in cross-border logistics operations as well as those that seek to mitigate the impact of borders on international commerce. I have, for nearly thirty years, been an active proponent of semantic data harmonisation to encourage digitilisation of global supply chain communications as a migration path from paper and for progression towards Single Window environments. This book provides a textbook for supporting these ambitions for enhanced trade facilitation. " * Sue Probert, Chair, United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) *

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