Problems of developing the customs and logistics infrastructure of the East-West International Transport Corridor

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The aim of this work is to identify key aspects of the impact of customs and logistics infrastructure on patterns of change in trade between the countries participating in the East-West International Transport Corridor. Author identifies factors that have the greatest impact on the volume of freight traffic and highlights the prospects for the development of foreign trade cooperation. The article describes the main problems hindering the full use of the transit potential of the transport corridor, and indicates areas for improving its transport and customs and logistics infrastructure. The relevance of the studied problem is due to the increased interest of the participating countries of the East-West International Transport Corridor to its further development and increase in mutual trade. The scientific significance of this problem is due to the need for an integrated approach to forming the framework of the international transport corridor, combining terminal-warehouse infrastructure, a customs administration system and a range of services arranged by logistics providers and customs intermediaries. Currently, there is no comprehensive understanding of the processes of organizing the movement of international goods flows. This combined understanding should unite issues of customs escort, development of terminal handling of goods, embedding the existing logistics infrastructure in the international transport corridor and ensuring the attractiveness of this route both for foreign companies using it as a transit route and for enterprises aimed at exporting their products.

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Roman V. Fedorenko

Samara State University of Economics

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PhD, Associate Professor of the International Economy Department

141 Sovetskoi Armii St, Samara, 443090, Russian Federation


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