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THE ROLE OF TRADE FACILITATION IN INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. Ian Impey Director Facilitation, Global Express Association (GEA) UNECE WORKSHOP ON TRADE FACILITATION, KIEV, 10 OCTOBER 2005. AGENDA GEA Background Industry Statistics

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The role of trade facilitation in international supply chain management

THE ROLE OF TRADE FACILITATION IN INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Ian Impey

Director Facilitation,

Global Express Association (GEA)

UNECE WORKSHOP ON TRADE FACILITATION,

KIEV, 10 OCTOBER 2005


AGENDA MANAGEMENT

  • GEA Background

  • Industry Statistics

  • Trade facilitation – common definition & international standards

  • Express Industry Trade Facilitation Objectives

  • WCO revised Kyoto Convention & proposed WTO TF Agreement


GLOBAL EXPRESS ASSOCIATION (GEA) MANAGEMENT

  • International Trade Association of 4 Main Global Integrators: DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS

  • Close Links to Regional Express Associations: XLA, CAPEC, CLADEC, EEA

  • Main Mission:

    • To liberalize Trade & Services worldwide


FACTS AND FIGURES MANAGEMENT

  • >230 countries

  • >800,000 employees

  • >1,700 aircraft

  • >US$ 95 billion annual revenues

  • >US$ 80 billion in duties and taxes

  • >30 million shipments daily

  • >25% average annual growth ’95 – ‘01


TRADE FACILITATION MANAGEMENT

  • Common definition: UNECE; WTO Doha Development Agenda

  • Internationally-agreed TF Standards

  • Harmonised application of those TF Standards

  • TF Benefits


Express industry trade facilitation objectives
EXPRESS INDUSTRY TRADE FACILITATION OBJECTIVES MANAGEMENT

  • Separation of physical control (release and admissibility) from fiscal control (duty and tax payments)

  • Adoption of realistic de-minimis provisions

  • Minimal, standardised data for release/clearance purposes

  • Application of automated systems to allow for:

    - electronic transmission and processing of pre-arrival shipment information, to enable immediate or expedited release/clearance

    - elimination of all paper documents

    - use of risk management techniques for control purposes

    - special procedures for authorised persons

    - electronic funds transfers for duty/tax payments


Express industry tf objectives cont d
EXPRESS INDUSTRY TF OBJECTIVES (cont’d) MANAGEMENT

  • Govt. Service hours adapted to commercial needs (24/7)

  • Transparency in publication of Customs rules and procedures and in their uniform application throughout the territory

  • Transparency in consultation with trade on planned new legislation and regulations

  • Right of Appeal in Customs matters

  • “Single Window” Systems


Wco revised kyoto convention
WCO REVISED KYOTO CONVENTION MANAGEMENT

  • Revised Kyoto Convention provides for all above procedures and processes, EXCEPT “Single Window

  • GEA promotion since Convention created in 1999

  • Convention’s early entry into force essential to Customs facilitation worldwide

  • Welcome support from proposed WTO TF Agreement


THANK YOU FOR MANAGEMENT

YOUR ATTENTION

Further enquiries:

E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

GEA Website: www.global-express.be


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