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Customs Administration Reform and Modernization in Anglophone Africa - Early 1990s to Mid-2010

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    Anglophone African countries have been implementing reform and modernization initiatives in their Customs administrations. This paper outlines the progression of key reform and modernization initiatives in these countries since the early 1990s, and assesses the gap between these reforms and those of more modern Customs agencies. The review suggests that Customs administration reform and modernization initiatives in Anglophone African countries generally lag behind international good practice and it is necessary to speed up implementation if revenue, trade facilitation, and trade chain security objectives are to be achieved. The findings also have implications on the design of reform programs and focus of potential technical assistance for the outstanding reform agenda.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 11/184.

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    Length: 45
    Date of creation: 01 Aug 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:11/184

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    Keywords: Customs administration; Revenue mobilization; Statistics; Tax collection; Tax reforms; Trade;

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    1. David Stasavage & Cécile Daubrée, 1998. "Determinants of Customs Fraud and Corruption: Evidence from Two African Countries," OECD Development Centre Working Papers 138, OECD Publishing.
    2. Irène Hors, 2001. "Fighting Corruption in Customs Administration: What Can we Learn from Recent Experiences?," OECD Development Centre Working Papers 175, OECD Publishing.
    3. Mario Mansour & Michael Keen, 2009. "Revenue Mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges from Globalization," IMF Working Papers 09/157, International Monetary Fund.
    4. Cletus C. Coughlin, 2010. "Measuring international trade policy: a primer on trade restrictiveness indices," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Sep, pages 381-394.
    5. John Thornton & Fabian Bornhorst & Sanjeev Gupta, 2008. "Natural Resource Endowments, Governance, and the Domestic RevenueEffort: Evidence from a Panel of Countries," IMF Working Papers 08/170, International Monetary Fund.
    6. Patrick A. Imam & Davina F. Jacobs, 2007. "Effect of Corruption on Tax Revenues in the Middle East," IMF Working Papers 07/270, International Monetary Fund.
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    1. David Kloeden, 2011. "Revenue Administration Reforms in Anglophone Africa Since the Early 1990s," IMF Working Papers 11/162, International Monetary Fund.

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