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Trade and customs procedures: the compliance costs for UK meat imports: a case study

Grainger, Andrew

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Andrew Grainger andrew.grainger@nottingham.ac.uk

Abstract

The study was funded by the Nottingham University Business School with the support of the International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) and the Association of Port Health Authorities (APHA), amongst others. It involved: a detailed review of current import procedures applicable to importing meat into the United Kingdom (UK) from outside of the European Union (EU); an in-depth study of the trade and customs compliance costs as experienced by three meat importers of chilled and frozen beef and lamb (each importing meat worth more than £100million per year) as well as those of two freight forwarders (agents) specialising in the meat trade; and field visits to the port health inspection facilities (so called Border Inspection Posts, BIPs) at two major UK ports. Cost findings have been confirmed by the IMTA secretariat as being representative (with the caveat that they are subject to market dynamics and the commercial relationships between importers, shippers, shipping lines, ports and agents).

This report contains three substantial components: an overview of the UK meat import sector (Section 4), its transport arrangements (Section 5) and a detailed review of applicable import procedures (Section 6); an analysis of identified cost figures for: set-up and authorisation costs, transactional costs, and inspection costs (Section 7); and an overview of issues discussed in interviews that might give rise for reform (Section 8). Research methods are discussed in section 3. A series of papers drawing on this research are to follow in due course. Key findings include [..]

Book Type Monograph
Publication Date Sep 3, 2013
Institution Citation Grainger, A. (2013). Trade and customs procedures: the compliance costs for UK meat imports: a case study. Nottingham University Business School
Keywords trade facilitation, trade procedures, customs, port health, meat, imports, compliance cost
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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