Facilitating Trade Through Trusted Partnerships

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This paper addresses the way in which 'partnership' arrangements between government agencies and commercial operators are starting to shape the way in which regulators are seeking to manage various aspects of trade compliance and, as a result, to facilitate legitimate international trade. The paper draws on specific aspects of a recent research study that was commissioned by the Australian international trade and transport industry, which analyses global initiatives to secure international supply chains from terrorist and other threats while maintaining appropriate levels of trade facilitation. The paper examines the concept of public-private partnerships from an historical perspective, and identifies the changing nature of such partnership arrangements in response to new and emerging global challenges in the context of the international trading environment. In particular, it examines the way in which the focus of customs-related partnerships has shifted from trade compliance to supply chain security, and concludes that partnership programs represent an effective element of regulatory compliance management regimes, regardless of their focus.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrade Facilitation Post-Bali
Subtitle of host publicationPutting Policy into Practice
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherInternational Network of Customs Universities
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780992541613
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInaugural INCU Global Conference - Baku, Azerbaijan
Duration: 21 May 201423 May 2014


ConferenceInaugural INCU Global Conference


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