The national security environment: Strategic context

David Widdowson, Stephen Holloway

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The radically changed nature of the international trading environment since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States has had a significant impact on border operations. In many cases the regulatory burden on the international trading community has increased considerably. Indeed, while no doubt well intentioned, a number of government responses to the international security threat may do little more than increase the regulatory burden on honest traders and achieve little in the way of enhancing the ability to identify potentially high risk individuals or consignments. Well designed national security requirements can, however, be incorporated seamlessly into border operations in a way that can enhance national security without compromising trade facilitation objectives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBorder management modernization
EditorsGerard McLinden, Enrique Fanta, David Widdowson, Tom Doyle
Place of PublicationWashington DC
PublisherWorld Bank
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780821385975
ISBN (Print)9780821385968
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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