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Challenges to Trade Facilitation Efforts Allen Bruford Deputy Director, Compliance & Facilitation World Customs Organization.

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1 Challenges to Trade Facilitation Efforts Allen Bruford Deputy Director, Compliance & Facilitation World Customs Organization

2 To enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs Administrations Economic and social well-being of nations Application of trade regulations Protection of society Collection of fiscal revenue WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION The World Customs Organization is the competent intergovernmental organization for global Customs issues

3 Customs in the 21 st Century (C21): WCO’s New Strategic Direction Approved as the future Customs roadmap Approved as the future Customs roadmap From vision, aspiration to implementation From vision, aspiration to implementation Impact on WCO instruments, technical committees, strategic planning Impact on WCO instruments, technical committees, strategic planning 10 building blocks for C21 10 building blocks for C21 Priority BBs: Globally Networked Customs and Coordinated Border Management Priority BBs: Globally Networked Customs and Coordinated Border Management WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION

4 Activities for Trade Facilitation Providing strategic advice and guidance Providing strategic advice and guidance Facilitating the planning process Facilitating the planning process Raising awareness of policy-makers Raising awareness of policy-makers Clarifying diagnostic recommendations and Implementation of Int’l standards Clarifying diagnostic recommendations and Implementation of Int’l standards Supporting dialogue with donors Supporting dialogue with donors Complimentary support by technical/operational advisors and expert trainers Complimentary support by technical/operational advisors and expert trainers WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION

5 Challenges to Trade Facilitation Efforts Lack of political will to make changes Lack of political will to make changes Lack of trust between the private and public sectors Lack of trust between the private and public sectors Lack of means to assess and ensure compliance of reforms Lack of means to assess and ensure compliance of reforms Inadequate coordination between governmental agencies Inadequate coordination between governmental agencies Difficulties in meeting requirements of international standards, and Difficulties in meeting requirements of international standards, and Integrity Integrity WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION

6 Thank you for attention For more information « Copyright © 2009 World Customs Organization. All rights reserved. Requests and inquiries concerning translation, reproduction and adaptation rights should be addressed to ».


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