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News and analysis from the exciting world of Border Management.
  KGH Border Services News
 Issue no. 5

Introduction

This Newsletter includes a report from the WCO Technology and Innovation Forum in Kuala Lumpur and some examples of Trade Facilitation Best Practices.

Enjoy!

World Customs Organisation Technology and Innovation Forum 2012




The third WCO TI forum was hosted together with the Royal Malaysian Customs and provided plenty of opportunities for information exchange and learning. KGH Border Services were there and Veronica Blixt brought her pen and share some of the points made.
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Shopping advice - Part I

How does your organisation prepare for the future? In many cases the answer will include new technology and buying things that are expected to contribute to a better output without draining your financial resources. In a perfect world procurements are always successful, the end users tremendously pleased and the outcome better than anticipated. In reality procurements can be overwhelming, time consuming and the end result significantly less glossy than the Manufacturer's brochures. This article which is the first in a series will give some practical advice based on our experience on the subject.
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Best practices at Border Crossings

Coordinated, Integrated or Collaborative border managment. Which ever option you prefer it is important to learn from others. UNECE and OSCE has compiled some of the Best Practices and we have read them all and give you some highlights.
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Trade facilitation in Africa

Did you know that Africa is one of the fastest-growing developing regions in the world? The African business climate has improved, with three countries in the region - Cape Verde, Rwanda, and Zambia - among the ten economies in the world that most improved the ease of doing business in 2010. Trade is recognised as an important driver for economic growth and trade facilitation is high on the African agenda.
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New Zealand - improved coordination and risk managment at the border

New Zealand has done much work related to coordination of its Border Agencies by undertaking a whole of government approach to border management where border agencies remain separate but work together to achieve common goals. The Border Sector Strategy for 2008-2013 serves as a framework for the collaboration and recently “Future Directions for the Border Sector” was launched to further improve cooperation.
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