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Customs, brokers, and informal sectors : a Cameroon case study (English)

Based on extensive interviews with informal importers and brokers in Cameroon, this paper explains why customs reform aimed at reducing fraud and corruption may be difficult to achieve. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6788 FEB 01, 2014

Cantens, Thomas; Kaminski, Jonathan; Raballand, Gael; Tchapa, Tchouawou Disclosed

Reform by numbers : measurement applied to customs and tax administrations in developing countries (English)

This paper is organized as follows. In chapter two, Samson Bilangna and Marcellin Djeuwo from the Cameroon customs administration present the history and the outcomes of the performance measurement policy launched by their administra-tion: the General Directorate of Customs signed 'performance contracts' with the frontline customs officers in 2010 and with some importers in 2011. ... See More +

Publication 73516 OCT 31, 2012

Cantens, Thomas; Ireland, Robert; Raballand, Gael Disclosed

Why Does cargo spend weeks in African ports ? the case of Douala, Cameroon (English)

This paper investigates the main factors explaining long container dwell times in African Ports. Using original and extensive data on container imports in the Port of Douala, it seeks to provide a basic understanding of why containers stay on average more than two weeks in gateway ports in Africa while long dwell times are widely recognized as a critical hindrance to economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5565 FEB 01, 2011

Refas, Salim; Cantens, Thomas Disclosed

Reforming African customs : the results of the Cameroonian performance contract pilot (English)

A fundamental problem facing attempts to facilitate international trade in Sub-Saharan Africa is the inefficient and sometimes corrupt state of customs agencies. ... See More +

Brief 60114 JAN 01, 2011

Cantens, Thomas; Raballand, Gael; Strychacz, Nicholas; Tchouawou, Tchapa French Disclosed

Reforming African customs : the results of the Cameroonian performance contract pilot : Reforme des douanes africaines : les resultats des contrats de performance au Cameroun (French)

A fundamental problem facing attempts to facilitate international trade in Sub-Saharan Africa is the inefficient and sometimes corrupt state of customs agencies. ... See More +

Brief 60114 JAN 01, 2011

Cantens, Thomas; Raballand, Gael; Strychacz, Nicholas; Tchouawou, Tchapa English Disclosed

Gazing into the mirror : operational internal control in Cameroon customs : Se regarder dans le miroir : le controle de l'execution du service dans les douanes camerounaises (French)

Cameroon is a model example of a developing country facing the challenges of trade facilitation, in light of its geographic location within Central Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47919 JAN 01, 2009

Libom, Minette Li Likeng ; Cantens, Thomas ; Bilangna, Samson English Disclosed

Gazing into the mirror : operational internal control in Cameroon customs (English)

Cameroon is a model example of a developing country facing the challenges of trade facilitation, in light of its geographic location within Central Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47919 JAN 01, 2009

Libom, Minette Li Likeng ; Cantens, Thomas ; Bilangna, Samson French Disclosed