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An Analysis Of Import-Export Procedures And Processes In China

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Executive Summary

Recent research by various international organizations including the World Bank, OECD, ADB and UNCTAD suggest that customs and administrative procedures have substantial effects on trade flows between countries. These procedures and practices can act as significant barriers to international trade and it is not surprising that these have become the focus of attention, now that tariff and other quantitative barriers have and continue to be reduced. Since becoming a full fledge member of the WTO, China has made significant progress in the trade liberalization process. Recognizing trade facilitation as an important effort to spur further trade, China has made significant improvements in the procedures behind-the-border.

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