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100 1  Roy, Jayanta,|d1943- 
245 10 Key issues in trade facilitation|h[electronic resource] : 
       |bsummary of world bank/european union workshops in Dhaka 
       and Shanghai in 2004 /|cJayanta Roy, Shweta Bagai. 
260    [Washington, D.C. :|bWorld Bank,|c2005] 
490 1  Policy research working paper ;|v3703 
500    Title from PDF file as viewed on 9/1/2005. 
504    Includes bibliographical references. 
520 3  "Trade facilitation is the ability of countries to deliver
       goods and services on time at the lowest possible cost. It
       has emerged as an important issue in unilateral, bilateral,
       and multilateral trade liberalization. Most countries have
       embarked on heroic reforms aimed at reducing transaction 
       costs of trade. Thus, among the four new Singapore issues,
       there was least resistance from World Trade Organization 
       (WTO) member countries to include trade facilitation in 
       the Doha Round discussions. However, all countries are not
       equally placed in initiating reforms in the complex areas 
       of customs procedures, transport and port logistics, 
       harmonization of standards, and simplification of 
       procedures. Trade facilitation reforms require a large 
       volume of technical assistance for national capacity 
       building. To facilitate what these reforms entail and what
       can be learned from cross-country experiences, the EU and 
       the World Bank organized two workshops in Dhaka (South 
       Asian countries) and Shanghai (East Asian countries) in 
       2004. Jointly they succeeded in bringing together renowned
       experts from multilateral organizations, selected 
       bilateral donor community, the private sector, ex civil 
       servants, and scholars. The participants were largely 
       drawn from the relevant government departments and 
       chambers of commerce and industry. This paper summarizes 
       the main presentations in the workshops. It also indicates
       the areas that need more focus in future events. The paper
       should serve as a reference document for national 
       policymakers and for future seminars and workshops on 
       trade facilitation. It has also linked the presentations 
       to the ongoing research work on trade facilitation. "--
       World Bank web site. 
530    Also available in print. 
650  0 International trade|vCongresses. 
700 1  Bagai, Shweta. 
710 2  World Bank. 
776 18 Print version:|iRoy, Jayanta.|tKey issues in trade 
       facilitation.|d[Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2005] 
830  0 Policy research working papers ;|v3703. 
830  0 World Bank e-Library. 
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