• Book launch date: 3rd August 2021
    I am very pleased to announce that on 3rd August 2021 Kogan Page will be launching my forthcoming book “Cross-border Logistics Operations, effective trade facilitation and border management”. This book has been a long time in the making and has…
  • Customs Issues Falling under INTA’s New Remit
    The purpose of this commissioned study is to provide a concise account about the relation between European Union (EU) trade and customs policies with particular focus on the common external tariff and trade facilitation as well as he external aspects of customs provisions and management.

List of recent publications


2021Grainger, A. “Cross-Border Logistics Operations: Effective Trade Facilitation and Border Management”, Kogan Page

Book Chapters

2017Grainger, A., Shaw, D. and Ashuthan, K. “Port resilience”, in Port Operations, Management and Policy, A Beresford and S Pettit, Kogan Page
2017Grainger, A. “Trade and customs procedures in international freight transport: requirements, issues and trends”, in International Freight Transport, A Beresford and S Pettit, Kogan Page
2016Grainger, A “Foreword” in Maritime Security and Resilience, UK Department for Transport
2015Mohamed, M. Grainger, A. and Guinery, J. “Developing a Customs Agents Compliance Behaviour Model in relation to Import Tax in Malaysia: A Study inspired by the Theory of Planned Behaviour, in Tax Research Network Tim Vollans Festschrift. Oats, L and S. Salter
2013Grainger, A. and McLinden, G. “Trade facilitation and development”, in Handbook of Trade Policy for Development. A. Lukauskas, R. M. Stern and G. Zanini, Oxford University Press
2012Grainger, A. “A trade facilitation perspective” in 2012 Inland Transport Security Discussion Forum Proceedings, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Vienna: 73-79
2012Grainger, A. “Trade Facilitation” in Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy. Ken Heydon and Stephen Woolcock. Aldershot, Ashgate
2010Grainger, A. “The Role of the Private Sector in Border Management Reform” in Border Management Modernization. G. McLinden, E. Fanta, D. Widdowson and T. Doyle. Washington, World Bank: 157-174

Journal Articles

2020Rukanova, B., Y.-H. Tan, R. Huiden, A. Ravulakollua, A. Grainger and F. Heijmann “A framework for voluntary business-government information sharing ” Government Information Quarterly 37(101501).
2019Grainger, A and Morini, C “Disentangling cross-border interactions” International Journal of logistics Management, Vol. 30, No.4; pp. 958-973; DOI: 10.1108/IJLM-10-2018-0255 
2019Grainger, A., Rundle, J. and Ahsen, S. R. “Customs and Humanitarian Logistics”, Global Trade and Customs Journal, Vol 14, Issue 4, April 2019
2019Shaw, D; Achuthan K, Sharma A and Grainger A, “Resilience Orchestration and Resilience Facilitation: how government can orchestrate the whole UK ports market with limited resources – the case of UK ports resilience”, Government Information Quarterly, Volume 36, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages 252-263
2018Grainger, A.,  Huiden, R. Rukanova, B. and Tan, Y. “What is the cost of customs and borders across the supply chain? … and how to mitigate the cost through better coordination and data sharing” World Customs Journal, September, Vol.12, No.1, pp.1-28
2018Grainger, A and Shaw, D. “A method for measuring trade facilitation” WCO News, February
2018Anand, N and Grainger, A “The port as a critical piece of national infrastructure”, Safety and Reliability, February
2017Shaw, D., Grainger, A., A. Achuthan, “Multi-level port resilience planning in the UK: How can information sharing be made easier?”, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Volume 121, August 2017, Pages 126-138
2016Grainger, A. “Customs Management in Multinational Companies” World Customs Journal, September, Vol 10, No.2
2016Grainger, A. “The Unforeseen Cost of Brexit – customs”, The Conversation, 24thJune (online]. Available at:
2015Grainger, A. and Henry, E. “Speed-dating: a new way to open up the logistics profession”, Logistics & Transport Focus, February, Vol.17, No.2 pp. 14-15
2014Grainger, A. “The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Consulting the Private Sector”, Journal of World Trade, Vol.48, Issue 6, pp. 1167-1188
2014Grainger, A. “Trade and Customs Compliance Costs at Ports”, Maritime Economics and Logistics, Vol 16, pp. 467-483 
2014Widdowson, D., B. Blegen, M. Kashubsky and A. Grainger “Review of accredited operator schemes: an Australian study”, World Customs Journal, pp. 17-34
2014Grainger, A.  “WTO-Abkommen zur Handelserleichterung”, [English: WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement], AW-Prax, February 2/14, 31-34, Bundesanzeiger Verlag: Bonn
2014Grainger, A. “The WTO agreement on trade Facilitation”, Logistics & Transport Focus, April, Vol 16, No.4, pp.32-36
2013Grainger, A. “Speed-dating in transport and logistics”, Logistics & Transport Focus, May, p.65
2011Grainger, A. “Developing the case for trade facilitation in practice”, World Customs Journal, Volume 5, Issue 2, September, pp.65-76 
2011Grainger, A. “Trade Facilitation: a conceptual review”, Journal of World Trade, Vo.45 No.1, February, pp. 39-62
2008Grainger, A. “Customs and Trade Facilitation: from concepts to implementation”, World Customs Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 1, April, pp.17-30
2007Grainger, A. “Supply Chain Security: adding to a complex environment” World Customs Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 2, October, pp.17-30
2000Grainger, A. “Globalisation – Implications for Supply-Chains”, Logistics & Transport Focus, Vol. 2, No. 2, March
2000Grainger, A.  “Customs and International Supply-Chains Issues”, Logistics & Transport Focus, Vol. 2, No. 9, November

Published Research Reports

2017Grainger, A. and Hintsa, J. “The roll of border management in implementing trade policy goals”, Report for the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade, Brussels
2015Grainger, A. “Customs issues falling under [the International Trade Committee’s] INTA’s new remit”, Report for the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade, December, Brussels
2014Grainger, A. “Customs Management within Multinational Companies”, Nottingham University Business School Research Paper No. 2014-06. Available at SSRN:
2014Widdowson, D., B. Blegen, M. Kashubsky and A. Grainger “Review of Accredited Operator Schemes”, Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Charles Sturt University.
2013Grainger, A. “Measuring-up customs: a trade compliance cost perspective”, Nottingham University Business School Research Paper No. 2014-02
2014Grainger, A., K Achuthan “Port Resilience: a primer”, Nottingham ePapers
2013Grainger, A. “The cost of compliance with trade and customs procedures: the case of UK meat imports (Findings Report), Nottingham ePapers
2009Grainger, A. “A case study focusing on trade procedures as applicable to the EU import of beef and poultry products (products of animal origin)” in “Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) of the Association Agreement under Negotiation between the European Community and Mercosur” Manchester University for the European Union[]
2009Grainger, A. “Supply Chain Security, Management Systems, and the role of the Assurance Provider”, in LRQA White Paper, Lloyds List Quality Assurance.
2008Grainger, A. “Trade facilitation and import-export procedures in the EU: striking the right balance for international trade”, Briefing Paper for the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade, March, Brussels
2008SITPRO and A. Grainger “A UK Review of Security Initiatives in International Trade”, SITPRO Report, SITPRO: London
2008Grainger, A. “Integrated Trade Management Systems: [Single Window] Concepts and Issues”, A technical note commissioned by the World Bank, Trade Facilitation Consulting Ltd