Customs Administration Reform and Modernization in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, 1995–2010

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Author/Editor: Gilles Montagnat-Rentier, Gilles Parent
Release Date: © October, 2012
ISBN : 978-1-47555-818-0
Stock #: WPIEA2012259
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This paper outlines reforms that have been achieved in the modernization of the customs administrations of francophone sub-Saharan (African) countries since the mid-1990s. It also highlights the remaining issues in this process. Progress has been made in the automation of operations and procedures, with constant and significant efforts to strengthen revenue collection and improve trade facilitation in a number of countries. However, the pace and scope of modernization remains insufficient, particularly in developing customs control and enforcement capacities, and enhancing operational resources and management. The findings suggest that the authorities’ strong commitment to reform, organizational and management changes, adequate technical assistance and project management, and effective implementation of modern customs standards, are critical to accelerate the modernization of customs in francophone sub-Saharan Africa.  

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