Trade Facilitation through Customs Procedures: Assessment of APEC’s Progress

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Trade Facilitation through Customs Procedures: Assessment of APEC’s Progress

Publication Number

APEC#211-SE-01.10

Published Date

November 2011

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit

Accessed

18846

Pages

84

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Description

The study, conducted for the Sub-Committee on Customs Procedures (SCCP), found that significant progress has been made by the APEC member economies in implementing Time Release Surveys (TRS), increasing the number of Approved Economic Operators (AEO) in the region, and increasing the share of customs declarations handled electronically through the automation of trade-related procedures. It also found that there has been a significant reduction across APEC in the amount of time spent by exporters and importers to complete customs procedures at or near the border.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

2. ASSESSING THE ACTIONS & MEASURES ON CUSTOMS PROCEDURES

3. TIME RELEASE SURVEY OF GOODS

4. APEC FRAMEWORK BASED ON WCO SAFE FRAMEWORK

5. SIMPLIFICATION & HARMONIZATION OF CUSTOMS PROCEDURES

6. PAPERLESS AND/OR AUTOMATION OF TRADE-RELATED PROCEDURES

7. FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

8. REFERENCES

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