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National Trade Policy for Export Success

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This book outlines how trade policy reform can reduce business costs for production and logistics to improve competitiveness of companies and industry sectors. It provides business associations with a valuable tool to assess and influence trade policy and related regulations using cases and examples of policy, legal and regulatory changes (both positive and negative) from around the world. It weighs the benefits and costs of trade policy options, which is relevant to both business associations and other stakeholders engaging in advocacy campaigns on trade policy issues. This publication is also for government policymakers endeavouring to understand the business implications of their policies. Above all, this book promotes a culture of informed public-private dialogue, which is an essential component of the democratic process of policy formulation.

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Move goods across borders effectively

Global trade has burgeoned in recent years largely because of the progressive reduction of tariffs and quotas from trade liberalization. More goods are crossing borders and must comply with customs procedures and other border administration measures. Customs and other border regulation policies, as well as procedures and practices for international trade, are created and generated by the need for governments to control and monitor the movement of goods, transfer of services and associated financial flows. This is done to conform to each country’s particular requirements, to collect appropriate tariff and tax revenues, to prevent, detect and deter the crossborder movement of illegal drugs, arms, protected species, hazardous waste, and other controlled products, as well as to collect relevant information for operational and statistical purposes.

English Spanish, French

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