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CHAPTER 3. Strategy for Reform

CHAPTER 3. Strategy for Reform »

Source: Changing Customs : Challenges and Strategies for the Reform of Customs Administration

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2003

ISBN: 9781589062115

Keywords: customs, customs administration, customs administrations, edi, tariff classification

Most customs administrations are undertaking reform of their operations—even the most advanced see modernization as a continuing process—with change being driven by a desire to achieve the objectives of reve...

CHAPTER 1. The Future of Fiscal Frontiers and the Modernization of Customs Administration

CHAPTER 1. The Future of Fiscal Frontiers and the Modernization of Customs Administration »

Source: Changing Customs : Challenges and Strategies for the Reform of Customs Administration

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2003

ISBN: 9781589062115

Keywords: customs, customs administration, customs administrations, edi, tariff classification

One of the great ironies of intellectual history is that Adam Smith, the apostle of free trade, ended his days as a Comptroller of Customs. By the same token, it may seem strange that the International Monet...

CHAPTER 10. The Organization of Customs Administration

CHAPTER 10. The Organization of Customs Administration »

Source: Changing Customs : Challenges and Strategies for the Reform of Customs Administration

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2003

ISBN: 9781589062115

Keywords: customs, customs administration, customs administrations, edi, tariff classification

This chapter outlines the type of organizational structure that is required to deliver effectively and efficiently a customs administration program: a decentralized structure consisting of headquarters, regi...

CHAPTER 12. The Role of the Private Sector in Customs Administration

CHAPTER 12. The Role of the Private Sector in Customs Administration »

Source: Changing Customs : Challenges and Strategies for the Reform of Customs Administration

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2003

ISBN: 9781589062115

Keywords: customs, customs administration, customs administrations, edi, tariff classification

Many governments in developing and transition countries have engaged the private sector to provide certain services that have traditionally been the responsibility of the customs administration. This option...

CHAPTER 2. Trade Policy and Customs Administration

CHAPTER 2. Trade Policy and Customs Administration »

Source: Changing Customs : Challenges and Strategies for the Reform of Customs Administration

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2003

ISBN: 9781589062115

Keywords: customs, customs administration, customs administrations, edi, tariff classification

For many decades, and despite the conclusions of classical economic theory in favor of free trade, the opening up of an economy to trade was widely regarded as a good idea only for developed countries with s...

CHAPTER 8. Transit

CHAPTER 8. Transit »

Source: Changing Customs : Challenges and Strategies for the Reform of Customs Administration

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2003

ISBN: 9781589062115

Keywords: customs, customs administration, customs administrations, edi, tariff classification

Goods being carried under transit are generally not subject to the payment of duties and taxes, provided the conditions laid down by the customs administration are complied with. 109...