A Handbook on the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement

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This guide to the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement is based on the authors' experiences of teaching its finer points to customs officials and policy-makers around the world. Covering the methods of valuation and the provisions on enforcement, implementation and dispute settlement, the authors give practical examples, explain interpretative decisions of national and international customs bodies, and analyse the history of its negotiation. Written as a learning tool, it helps both new and experienced policy-makers, customs officials, importers and exporters to gain a deeper understanding of the Agreement's function and aims.




This book on customs valuation is a welcome addition to the WTO Secretariat/Cambridge University Press’s Handbook series. The Customs Valuation Agreement is the common system for determining the value of imports for duty assessment purposes and is therefore important to the everyday work of importers, customs officials, and others involved in international trade. However, because the Agreement is technical in nature and trade transactions can be complex, guidance and explanation of the terms of the Agreement will be useful to support its proper implementation.


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