10 results about CUSTOMS


Macri confident a Mercosur/European Union trade accord can be expected in the second half of 2017

April 19, 2017

Argentine president Mauricio Macri is convinced that in the second half of the year Mercosur will sign the long awaited trade agreement with the European Union and will establish closer links with the... READ MORE


Out of the Border Labyrinth

December 13, 2016

Out of the Border Labyrinth: An Assessment of Trade Facilitation Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean sheds entirely new light on the trade effects of trade facilitation measures... READ MORE


Australia shows flexibility in services in proposed free trade agreement with India

April 3, 2016

Australia has offered to be flexible in the area of services and customs procedures to get an early agreement on the proposed bilateral free trade pact with India. “Canberra has agreed to accommodate... READ MORE


EU, US Trade Chiefs Press for TTIP Advances Despite Election, Brexit Dynamic

March 24, 2016

Clinching an ambitious bilateral trade and investment pact in the near term remains a key strategic and economic priority, said the US’ and EU’s top trade officials last week, while ack... READ MORE


Turkey shows Ukraine benefits of free trade

March 5, 2016

Turkey and Ukraine have a lot in common. Both straddle the fault line between East and West. Both are trade transit routes and both have similar geopolitical outlooks. But Ukraine is far behind its so... READ MORE


TPP keeps the internet’s rules liberal

February 29, 2016

There has been a good deal of hype touting the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as the first ‘21st century’ trade pact. Whether it lives up to this high accolade is current... READ MORE


How Customs, DSS, Quarantine hinders trade facilitation

December 10, 2015

A Customs broker and chieftain of Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents, Joe Sanni, has accused the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, the Department of State Services, DSS and the Nigerian Quaran... READ MORE


Lawmakers strike deal on key trade legislation

December 9, 2015

House and Senate lawmakers on Wednesday announced a deal that would bolster U.S. customs enforcement, among the key trade items on President Obama’s legislative agenda. After months of behind-the-scen... READ MORE


The WTO’s Nairobi talks and the multi-billion dollar trade agreement you’ve never heard of

December 9, 2015

In less than a week trade ministers from across the globe will come together at the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting follows more than a... READ MORE


Why Don't All Exporters Benefit from Trade Agreements? Estimating Utilization Costs

November 1, 2012

This paper models FTA-utilization costs and estimates the evolution utilization costs for the FTA between the US and Chile. The model identifies costs by exploiting the indifference condition for t... READ MORE