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Promoting Transparency at Regional Customs

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Promoting Transparency at Regional Customs
Publisher: Transparency International Anti-corruption Center , Armenia

Date: 2002

Volume: 40 pages , pdf


Recent technological innovations that have significantly reduced the costs of transport and communications over the past decade , combined with dismantling of trade barriers , have led to the accelerated growth in global trade. Nowadays , in highly competitive world environment , international trade and investment tend to flow towards more efficient and facilitative locations. Therefore, governments throughout the world have to make radical changes in their countries economies to adjust to the ongoing developments of the global market. The global trade and economic competitiveness of nations are heavily dependent on the effectiveness and efficiency of customs procedures. Given the situation , custom systems and processes must not be allowed to be a barrier to international trade and growth.