This report emerges from the Basel Institute's Green Corruption programme, a multi-disciplinary engagement that targets environmental degradation through tested anti-corruption, asset recovery and governance methods. It was funded by PMI Impact as part of a wider project on intelligence-led on financial crime in illegal wildlife trade (IWT).

This toolkit provides a starting point for all parties interested in bringing together the various stakeholders associated with customs clearance procedures, and to support the development of a practical set of activities and documentation that will reduce the risks of the supply and demand sides of bribery to which customs brokers may be subject. 

The target audience for this toolkit is government authorities (Customs administrations), customs brokers and their customers, and civil society.

The purpose of this document is to present the concept of Collective Action applicable in the context of enhancing integrity and combating corruption in Customs.

The document introduces the theme and outlines what Collective Action is, the context in which it may take place, the practicalities involved, the barriers to be faced and the issues to be considered when such initiatives are launched.