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			: Challenges and Strategies for the Reform of Customs Administration

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062115.058

ISBN: 9781589062115

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

This paper, based on the considerable practical experience of the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department, sets out a successful strategy for modernizing customs administration. The essence is to establish transparent and...

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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 paper, based on the considerable practical experience of the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department, sets out a successful strategy for modernizing customs administration. The essence is to establish transparent and...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

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 paper, based on the considerable practical experience of the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department, sets out a successful strategy for modernizing customs administration. The essence is to establish transparent and...

CHAPTER 9. Computerization of Customs Procedures

CHAPTER 9. Computerization of Customs Procedures »

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

In the last 40 years, computers have become an essential tool in the administration of customs control. They are used to speed up the processing of information, ensure accurate interpretation and application...

CHAPTER 7. Customs Duty Relief and Exemptions

CHAPTER 7. Customs Duty Relief and Exemptions »

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

In addition to the valuation problems addressed in the previous chapters, there are two other areas in which customs systems are commonly vulnerable to significant abuse. The first is in the duty relief regi...

CHAPTER 6. Customs Valuation

CHAPTER 6. Customs Valuation »

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

Evasion of duty through undervaluation or misdescription of imports is an acute problem for administrations in developing countries. This chapter considers how they can be addressed. A....

CHAPTER 13. In Conclusion

CHAPTER 13. In Conclusion »

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

The position of customs officer may not be quite the oldest profession in the world, but its lineage is ancient: the Bible refers to a customs collector called Zacchaeus 153 (who...

CHAPTER 5. Post-Release Verification and Audit

CHAPTER 5. Post-Release Verification and Audit »

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

The centerpiece of effective customs modernization is a shift away from physical controls at the point of entry and toward the use of checks after goods have been released from the port. This chapter sets ou...

CHAPTER 11. Practical Measures to Promote Integrity in Customs Administrations

CHAPTER 11. Practical Measures to Promote Integrity in Customs Administrations »

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

The purpose of this chapter 137 is to outline an approach to promoting integrity—that is, reducing corruption—in customs administrations. It does not deal with the economic impact...

CHAPTER 4. Simplifying Procedures and Improving Control Prior to Release of Goods

CHAPTER 4. Simplifying Procedures and Improving Control Prior to Release of Goods »

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

A central element in reforming customs administration is the streamlining of basic procedures, with the aim of enhancing revenue and quickening customs clearance operations. This chapter considers the three...