An analysis of Department of Defense customs policy
Smith, David E.
Lewis, Ira A.
McCaffery, Jerry L.
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In order for DOD sponsored items to clear foreign customs, DOD employs a unique set of paperwork, Government Bills-of-Lading (GBL) that are different from that used in the commercial sector. The use of GBL allows duty-free passage of government sponsored shipments through foreign offices for delivery to U.S. Forces. USTRANSCOM issued the policies and regulations that govern Customs Clearance procedures for DOD sponsored shipments to deployed forces around the world. In compliance with the directive to "Adopt Best Business Practices" from the commercial sector, this thesis examines the policies and/or procedures currently in place that govern the movement of material in and through Foreign Customs Offices.
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