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By Luc De Wulf, Luc De Wulf, Jose B. Sokol

A spouse to the 'Customs Modernization Handbook', this publication presents case experiences on customs modernization tasks in seven international locations: Bolivia, Morocco, Mozambique, Peru, the Philippines, Turkey, and Uganda. The tasks in each one of those international locations exhibit similarities in addition to variations of their technique and layout. a few have trusted a version of self reliant profit professionals (Uganda and Peru), others have referred to as upon inner most zone carrier services to begin the modernization strategy (Mozambique), others have taken the drastic step of an entire overhaul in their customs employees (Bolivia and Mozambique), others brought new info expertise to streamline customs methods and to combine different participants of the buying and selling neighborhood into an digital community (Ghana), whereas nonetheless others have approached the modernization procedure as a practical, well-focused, result-oriented method.

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Request for and decision about lane designation Subtotal 1 ؉ 2 3. Customs control and inspection Subtotal 1 ؉ 2 ؉ 3 4. Preparation for exit of goods from customs warehouse Total 1 ؉ 2 ؉ 3 ؉ 4 Green Lane Yellow Lane Red Lane Average 10:15 9:41 9:11 9:43 10:46 9:04 11:02 10:17 21:01 0 18:45 17:28 20:13 33:50 20:00 17:06 21:01 18:23 36:15 12:49 54:04 16:44 37:07 15:59 39:25 49:05 70:48 53:06 Source: Mendoza and Gutierrez 2003. physically inspected, with the selection randomly determined. Some traders interviewed noted that the change in customs procedures has still not yielded satisfactory results; inspections are still excessively detailed and cumbersome, and the truthfulness of the declaration is all too often cast in doubt even for traders who have a consistently good reputation.

This network consists of a fiber optic broadband link between the GCNet office and CEPS. The link is complemented by radio links that cover CEPS’s collection stations, plus dedicated leased lines and points of presence in locations outside Accra. This network links CEPS offices throughout Ghana and, in so doing, facilitates easy access to the system by its users. The development of this private network also ensures that the system will always be up and running and will not suffer any communications hiccups, unlike the normal, unreliable communications networks.

This factor was in part an outcome of Singapore’s well-implemented government strategy to foster the use of ICT. Publicizing TradeNet’s benefits early on contributed to overcoming initial reluctance to participate among the various government agencies and the trading community. Background in Ghana In the 1990s, Ghana undertook fundamental trade policy reforms, a move that bilateral and multilateral donors strongly supported. 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.

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