The Changing Role of Customs: Evolution or Revolution

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Customs has traditionally been responsible for implementing a wide range of border management policies, often on behalf of other government agencies. The role of Customs has, however, changed significantly in recent times, and what may represent core business for one administration may fall outside the sphere of responsibility for another. This is reflective of the changing environment in which customs authorities operate, and the corresponding changes in government priorities. The World Trade Organisation, World Customs Organisation and other international bodies are responding through the development of global standards that recognise the changing nature of border management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Customs Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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