Security and Border Crossings


International trade has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to the progressive reduction of tariffs and quotas through successive rounds of multilateral trade liberalisation. However, this progress brings to light two of the remaining weak links of international trade, which prevents countries from drawing full benefits from the advantages of open global markets: border bottlenecks and measures to reduce intentional malicious acts including terrorist activity. Careful policy appraisal combined with economic analysis can help improve the effectiveness of trade procedures and security policies for facilitating international trade.


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