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Expediting Trade : Impact Evaluation of an In-House Clearance Program

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Fernandes, Ana M.
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Hillberry, Russell
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Berg, Claudia
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2016-07-07T15:59:53Z
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2016-07-07T15:59:53Z
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2016-06
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2019-08-06T18:53:12Z
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Despite the importance of trade facilitation as an area of trade and development policy, there have been very few impact evaluations of specific trade facilitation reforms. This paper offers an evaluation of in-house clearance, a reform that allows qualified firms in Serbia to clear customs from within their own warehouse rather than at the customs office. The pooled synthetic control method applied here offers a novel solution to many of the empirical challenges that frustrate efforts to evaluate trade facilitation reforms. The method is used to estimate causal impacts on trade outcomes for 21 firms that adopted in-house clearance for import shipments. The program compressed the distribution of clearance times for adopting firms, but the estimated effects on median clearance times, inspection rates, and import value were not statistically significant. Tests for heterogeneous program impact do not indicate that the program affected adopting firms differently. Overall, the results suggest that the most evident benefit of the program for participating firms is reduced uncertainty about clearance times.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2016/06/26506290/expediting-trade-impact-evaluation-in-house-clearance-program
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/24625
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7708
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
FORECASTS
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EMPLOYMENT
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VARIABILITY
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MULTILATERAL TRADE
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DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
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WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
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CORPORATION
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TIME
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IMPORT REGIMES
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DONOR
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RESEARCH WORKING PAPERS
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EVALUATION METHODS
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INTEREST
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SIMULATIONS
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TOURISM POLICY
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DATA COLLECTION
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EXPORTS
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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MULTINATIONAL
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WELFARE
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OPTIMIZATION
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EFFECTS
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EQUILIBRIUM
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DISTRIBUTION
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VARIABLES
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MEASURES
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ESTIMATORS
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EXPORT CLEARANCE
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CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
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TRENDS
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TRADE BARRIER
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DEVELOPMENT
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INFLUENCE
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TECHNIQUES
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IMPORT DECLARATIONS
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COSTS
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EXPORT GROWTH
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TESTS
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EXPERIMENTS
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ECONOMIC JUSTIFICATION
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CUSTOMS
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CRITERIA
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WTO
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FIRM
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DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES
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EXPORT SUPPORT
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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
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RESEARCH
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IMPORTS
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STANDARDS
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TRADE POLICY
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AVERAGING
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IMPORT DECLARATION
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TESTING
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CUSTOMS TERRITORY
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METHODS
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DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
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TRADE VOLUME
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GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM
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CONSUMPTION
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FIRMS
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TRAVEL
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE
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VALIDITY
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VALUE
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IMPORT VALUES
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FORMAL ANALYSIS
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CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
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TOURISM
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EXPORT PROMOTION
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SAMPLES
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SIZE
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TRADE FACILITATION
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BENCHMARK
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TRADE LIBERALIZATION
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COMPANY
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TRADE AGENDA
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PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
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TRADE DATA
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WEIGHT
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TRADE
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HYPOTHESIS TESTING
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GOODS
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THEORY
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ESTIMATING
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SIMULATION
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EVALUATION
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DONORS
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BOYCOTTS
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WORLD TRADE
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ESTIMATES
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STRATEGIC RESEARCH
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SMALL FIRMS
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METHODOLOGY
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OUTCOMES
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IMPORT VALUE
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SEE
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GUARANTEE
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BENEFITS
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DEVELOPMENT POLICY
dc.title
Expediting Trade
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dc.title.subtitle
Impact Evaluation of an In-House Clearance Program
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dc.type
Working Paper
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okr.date.disclosure
2016-06-20
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2016/06/26506290/expediting-trade-impact-evaluation-in-house-clearance-program
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-7708
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090224b0843e294f_1_0
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26506290
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WPS7708
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true
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2016/06/20/090224b0843e294f/1_0/Rendered/PDF/Expediting0tra0se0clearance0program.pdf
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okr.region.country
Serbia
okr.topic
International Economics and Trade :: Trade Policy
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International Economics and Trade :: Trade Facilitation
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International Economics and Trade :: Customs and Trade
okr.unit
Trade and International Integration Team, Development Research Group

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