One of the most important measures to increasing international trade is trade facilitation. Trade facilitation looks at how procedures and controls governing the movement of goods across national borders can be improved to reduce associated cost burdens and maximise efficiency while safeguarding legitimate regulatory objectives.
We work on projects to address trade facilitation in a wide range of economic development and trade. This includes the improvement of transport infrastructure, the modernization of customs administration, the removal of other non-tariff trade barriers, as well as export marketing and promotion.
Despite recent improvements for processing, majority of developing countries need considerable improvement to catch up with international standards. In our current study on the Wagah-Attari border trade, we identify many trade facilitation barriers including: multiple agencies overlapping, lack of advance clearance, lack of risk profiling, duplication, avoidable fees, and manual processing.
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