Fostering trade facilitation and economic growth are now key issues for Customs and other agencies around the world. To help reduce the time and cost involved in trading goods and services across borders a greater focus on collaboration between border agencies is needed. By addressing a set of people, process and technology issues upfront, agencies will be able to collaborate far more easily and foster trade facilitation – delivering public service for the future.
The implementation of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement is moving closer to reality and analysts believe it could add up to US$1 trillion to the world economy. A cornerstone of improved trade will be the harmonization of customs procedures around the world.
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