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Cross-Border Logistics Operations

Effective Trade Facilitation and Border Management

Meet the demands of globalization with a thorough understanding of the operational and legal aspects of cross-border logistics and trade facilitation.
EAN: 9781789666724
Edition: 1
Format: 235 x 158
312 pages

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About the book

With considerable turmoil in international trade and logistics it is more important than ever to understand trade and customs issues and their impact on logistics operations. At every port and border international freight operations are exposed to trade and customs procedures.

Cross-Border Logistics Operations serves as a comprehensive guide and companion to the cross-border trade and customs environment and its implications for international business supply chains and their control. Inspired by the World Customs Organization's Professional Standards (also known as the WCO PICARD Standards), it provides key insights into transporting goods across borders and effectively managing the requirements for compliance and enforcement.

International students, business operators and government officials will find the book rich in detail with practical examples that include the political, administrative, regulatory, technological and economic context throughout. It covers all the critical operational and legal aspects of cross-border logistics operations, including:
-prevailing trade, customs and border policy
-tariffs and import taxes
-border management and supply chain security practices
-prohibitions and restrictions
-enforcement and compliance practices
-supply chain and logistics arrangements
-disaster relief operations
-frictionless trade and trade facilitation principles.

About the authors

Dr Andrew Grainger is an established trade facilitation practitioner, academic and educator with global outlook. As the Director of Trade Facilitation Consulting, he helps government agencies and international organizations cut red-tape in international trade. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CSU, Australia) and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham (UK). He has provided consultancy services to the World Bank Group and the United Nations family of organizations, has given witness to the UK Parliament's Select Committees and provided research services to the European Parliament.
  • Drawing on his many years as a trade facilitation practitioner and academic in the field, including as a contributor to the WCO's PICARD Programme, Andrew's book provides a comprehensive and valuable look at cross-border logistics, the players involved, the challenges faced and even offers glimpses of what the future could look like. This book should be on the reading list for anyone in the public or private sector whose work touches on cross-border logistics and desires a deeper understanding of how and why it all works.
  • Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization (WCO)

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