Committing to civil service reform the performance of pre-shipment inspection under different institutional regimes by Noel Johnson

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  • Developing countries.


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  • Customs administration -- Corrupt practices -- Developing countries.,
  • Political corruption -- Developing countries.,
  • Contracting out -- Developing countries.,
  • Tariff -- Developing countries.

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If the only solution tried for customs corruption and evasion in a developing country is to outsource certain customs functions to a pre-shipment inspection (PSI) company, PSI will prove more of a fiscal burden than a panacea. PSI works best in countries where the customs service already performs fairly well, by reducing the costs of catching evaders.

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StatementNoel Johnson.
SeriesPolicy research working paper ;, 2594, Policy research working papers (Online) ;, 2594.
ContributionsWorld Bank. Ukraine/Belarus Country Unit., World Bank. Poverty Reduction and Economic Management. Public Sector Management Division.
LC ClassificationsHG3881.5.W57
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FormatElectronic resource
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LC Control Number2002616005

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