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Author
Bajrami Etleva (University of Tirana, Albania), Sharku Gentiana (University of Tirana, Albania)
Title
Customs as Facilitation of Trade. Case of Albania
Znaczenie obyczajów handlowych w rozwiązywaniu problemów współpracy ekonomicznej na przykładzie Albanii
Source
Współczesna Ekonomia, 2010, vol. 4, nr 1, s. 223-232, tab., wykr., bibliogr. 14 poz.
Contemporary Economics
Keyword
Współpraca międzynarodowa, Współpraca gospodarcza, Polityka handlowa, Rozwój handlu, Uwarunkowania społeczno-kulturowe, Administracja celna, Studium przypadku
International cooperation, Economic cooperation, Trade policy, Trade development, Social and cultural condition, Customs administration, Case study
Note
streszcz., summ.
Country
Albania
Albania
Abstract
Rozwój współpracy ekonomicznej i handlu między krajami regionu bałkańskiego jest istotnym czynnikiem inicjującym możliwości wejścia z produktami na duże rynki, np. krajów Unii Europejskiej. Jednym z etapów tego rozwoju jest poznanie międzynarodowych zwyczajów, reguł i uprawnień handlowych. Artykuł jest opisem wprowadzania tych zwyczajów w polityce handlowej Albanii. (abstrakt oryginalny)

Economic cooperation and trade between countries of region is very important as a opening step for entering in big markets like EU-s. All agreements have a huge impact in customs administration for elimination of customs taxes and for facilitation of trade during customs crossing. Trade integration is seen as faster way for countries to complete all necessary condition for European Integration. This process requires fulfillment of all reforms, needed for approaches the development and integration between countries. This process is spread in time because of the feature and difference between society and their economies. Regional economic integration is considered an import component for long term integration of South Eastern European countries in EU. Membership of Albania in WTO brings a number of free trade agreements, with the main purpose trade liberalization. The essences of these agreements have been liberalization of customs tariffs for increasing foreign trade and attract foreign investors. The loss of customs income will be compensating from imports increasing and economic development in general. The role of Customs has changed from one of a complete focus on revenue collection to a broad role encompassing components of revenue collection, trade facilitation and border security. Simplified customs procedures and documents are very important for improving relation of business and government and also improving business performance. The aim of this paper is to point out the roles, responsibilities and challenges of customs, for concluding this we have conducted a survey for analyzing the performance of customs in Albania. (original abstract)
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ISSN
1897-9254
Language
eng
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