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The Critical Role of Stakeholder Participation in the Standards Development Process

01 March 2014
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Readying Yourself for Source Africa 2014: Part One of a Three-Part Series

01 March 2014
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Business Process Re-Engineering to Support National Single Window: Who is involved?

01 March 2014
trade-facilitation1To reduce the burden and costs associated with international trade transactions, many countries seeking to attract foreign trade and investment are now focusing their efforts on improving border clearance through Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)—a primary driver to enhance regional and international trade. Governments are a major actor in this endeavor; however, BPR also requires a strong collaborative approach to modernize border services and must include the direct engagement and involvement of the private sector to achieve success. Who are these other actors, and what are their roles?

To reduce the burden and costs associated with international trade transactions, many countries seeking to attract foreign trade and investment are now focusing their efforts on improving border clearance through Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)—a primary driver to enhance regional and international trade. Governments are a major actor in this endeavor; however, BPR also requires a strong collaborative approach to modernize border services and must include the direct engagement and involvement of the private sector to achieve success. Who are these other actors, and what are their roles? This article aims to provide a better understanding of how BPR is used to improve trade facilitation in order to attract foreign investment and enhance a country’s economic progress.

Our People: Claude Kadisi

01 March 2014
clauden kadisiClaude Kadisi is a compliance, finance and procurement specialist with ten years of combined field and US-based experience with USAID and World Bank-funded projects. Prior to joining the Southern Africa Trade Hub, Claude was a Finance and Compliance Manager with Chemonics International in Washington DC where he provided financial and procurement oversight to USAID-funded projects in Afghanistan, Haiti and Africa. Previously Claude worked as a Budget Analyst for the Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah in the United States for two years.