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Report | 2015
Introduction: Borders, Informality, International Trade and Customs
Author(s): Cantens, Thomas ; Ireland, Robert ; Raballand, Gael
This special issue deals with the “informal” cross-border trade in goods. Trading goods is an original human activity that precedes borders (Renfrew 1969). With the rise of nation-stateswith demarcated political boundaries, trade that crosses borders became regulated by government institutions such as Customs, with tariffs, quotas, or outright...