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31 Aug 2018    Reports/ Presentations
Atkinson, Craig


Faster Customs, Faster Trade: Using Technology for Trade Facilitation

Contribution by Craig Atkinson to the International Trade Centre report

Abstract:

This report offers policy advice to explore synergies between the WTO Trade Facilitation and Information Technology Agreements. These agreements reinforce each other, and can boost trade. Used well, policymakers can set in motion technology-based national trade facilitation reforms, especially for customs processes.

ITC produced this report in cooperation with Huawei Technologies. It encourages the use of ICT tools and schemes such as the Authorized Economic Operator. These reduce costs and time for small firms, and help them be competitive in regional and global markets.

Faster Customs, Faster Trade: Using Technology for Trade Facilitation