Download e-book for kindle: Customs Modernization Initiatives: Case Studies (World Bank by Luc De Wulf, Luc De Wulf, Jose B. Sokol

By Luc De Wulf, Luc De Wulf, Jose B. Sokol

ISBN-10: 0821357522

ISBN-13: 9780821357521

ISBN-10: 1417539976

ISBN-13: 9781417539970

A significant other to the 'Customs Modernization Handbook', this publication offers case reviews on customs modernization tasks in seven international locations: Bolivia, Morocco, Mozambique, Peru, the Philippines, Turkey, and Uganda. The tasks in each one of those nations convey similarities in addition to modifications of their strategy and layout. a few have trusted a version of self sustaining profit gurus (Uganda and Peru), others have known as upon deepest quarter provider companies to begin the modernization procedure (Mozambique), others have taken the drastic step of a whole overhaul in their customs employees (Bolivia and Mozambique), others brought new details expertise to streamline customs procedures and to combine different participants of the buying and selling neighborhood into an digital community (Ghana), whereas nonetheless others have approached the modernization procedure as a realistic, well-focused, result-oriented technique.

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This endorsement provided the legal and administrative framework to implement the reform. The general public appreciated the benefits to be reaped from the reform and was generally supportive. The further success of the reform will depend on maintaining this support by the body politic as well as by the stakeholders. The reform cannot succeed without dedicated and well-focused leadership, both from the director general and from the Customs Board and the top management team. The reform also cannot succeed without a vision of and strategy for its implementation.

19 20 Customs Modernization Initiatives: Case Studies • The compilation of trade statistics has improved substantially, benefiting both the trading community and the national authorities responsible for trade policy and economic surveillance. TradeNet was not created overnight. The idea originated as early as 1979, when a high-level government committee recommended that Singapore should make maximum use of information and communication technology (ICT) to overcome the handicap presented by its small size.

Some are explicitly recognized, and other are not addressed. Bolivia was in the throes of an economic crisis at the time the reform was implemented. Job loss among customs staff and potential loss of income for traders operating in the informal sector were issues. By contrast, exporters, whose jobs would be protected, benefited, as did consumers, who gained from the lower transaction costs that eventually translated into lower prices. The costbenefit analysis could have been made more explicit and explained to the public at large.

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