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

A spouse to the 'Customs Modernization Handbook', this publication presents case stories on customs modernization tasks in seven nations: Bolivia, Morocco, Mozambique, Peru, the Philippines, Turkey, and Uganda. The tasks in each one of those international locations exhibit similarities in addition to transformations of their process and layout. a few have depended on a version of self sufficient profit professionals (Uganda and Peru), others have known as upon deepest area provider prone to begin the modernization method (Mozambique), others have taken the drastic step of an entire overhaul in their customs employees (Bolivia and Mozambique), others brought new details know-how to streamline customs methods and to combine different individuals of the buying and selling neighborhood into an digital community (Ghana), whereas nonetheless others have approached the modernization approach as a practical, well-focused, result-oriented approach.

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The United States provided support through two trade and investment projects, and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund provided substantial adjustment lending as well as support for the development of private enterprises and exports. This reform drive benefited from the strong personal support of the minister of trade and industry, in line with the government’s vision of a Ghana that was open to the rest of the world and that could Ghana attract foreign direct investment and promote business competitiveness.

Under the leadership of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) the delegates identified the key elements of the approach that Ghana intended to pursue to rapidly achieve a major breakthrough in trade facilitation. The scheme’s design was heavily influenced by Singapore’s TradeNet and by the desire to rely on strong outside financial and technical support. Having seen the Singaporean model and its Mauritian adaptation firsthand, the delegates were convinced that a combination of strong political support and excellent technical implementing capabilities would be required to attain the objective of facilitating trade and investment while protecting, if not increasing, budget revenue.

They saw in the TradeNet approach a system that provided the dual benefits of speeding up trade transactions without jeopardizing government revenues while streamlining trade transaction processes by bringing the various members of the trading community into an integrated network. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) the delegates identified the key elements of the approach that Ghana intended to pursue to rapidly achieve a major breakthrough in trade facilitation. The scheme’s design was heavily influenced by Singapore’s TradeNet and by the desire to rely on strong outside financial and technical support.

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