Trade and Transport Facilitation: A Toolkit for Audit, Analysis and Remedial Action

This document is an expanded version of the paper published in April 2000 under the title Trade and Transport Facilitation: An Audit Methodology. It seeks to improve the effectiveness of diagnosis and corrective activities in the field of trade and transport facilitation by providing, beyond guidelines on how to carry out the preliminary Audit, insights on how to go over Analysis and preparation of appropriate Remedial Action. National frontiers - ports, airports, road border-crossing points - impose on incoming and outgoing consignment a complex set of procedural requirements. Countries that ensure that these are met with the minimum cost and delay to legitimate cargo and with full regard to public interest controls enjoy many advantages. An effort needs to be made to improve the invisible infrastructure of information generation and exchange which underpins and controls every export and import movement. Such an effort has to begin with a clear understanding of the special characteristics of each country, and, indeed, of each significant border entry and import point. This toolkit offers an analytical approach to such a perception, complemented by practical suggestions as to how to analyze findings and adequately devise effective remedial action plans. It reflects practical experience in a number of World Bank missions and enquiries in a range of developing countries.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 90p

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  • Accession Number: 01003150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2005 11:26AM