2015 IFCBA Board of Directors Meeting

This year, the IFCBA will be celebrating its 25th anniversary.  A very special Board meeting and social event has been planned for May 18-19, 2015 in Brussels at the WCO Headquarters. For Board Members interested in attending, please click here for more details.

About the IFCBA

The IFCBA has been representing the interests of the worlds' customs brokers and their clients since 1990. Many of our member associations have been involved in similar activities within their own countries for nearly a century. » more

Recent News

The seventh review of the trade policies and practices of Australia takes place on 21 and 23 April 2015. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Australia.

Documents are available on the World Trade Organization website at:
https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e/tp412_e.htm

The Association has published a new position paper urging regulators to take a sequential approach, and ensure compatibility and operational feasibility on both Customs and Civil Aviation aspects.

Pre-loading advance cargo information (PLACI) initiatives undertaken by the US, EU, and Canada since the 2010 “Yemen incident” have proved that using Advance Data for civil aviation risk assessment provides an additional layer of security.
 
Regulators must continue to work closely with all members of the air cargo supply chain to ensure impending Advance Data regulations enhance security without impeding cargo flows, according to a new position paper from TIACA.

This has been excerpted from a 20 April 2015 press release by TIACA and is available in its entirety at:
https://meantimecommunications.app.box.com/s/8blkq1mf1ubm33na92j4ndu7itsf4qlj?dm_i=RRJ,3C08R,JF0I23,BX94F,1

Growth in the volume of world merchandise trade will pick up only slightly over the next two years, rising from 2.8% in 2014 to 3.3% in 2015 and eventually to 4.0% in 2016, WTO economists announced today.

Trade expansion will therefore remain well below the annual average of 5.1% posted since 1990.

This has been excerpted from a 14 April 2015 news release by the World Trade Organization and is available in its entirety at:
https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres15_e/pr739_e.htm

The WTO has created a new webpage dedicated to the issue of quantitative restrictions, measures imposed by governments limiting the quantity or value of goods that can be traded. Such measures may take different forms (quotas, prohibitions, voluntary export restraints, etc.) and must be notified to the WTO under a new procedure.

The new webpage is available on the World Trade Organization website at:
https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news15_e/mark_11mar15_e.htm

The twelfth review of the trade policies and practices of Japan takes place on 9 and 11 March 2015. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Japan.

Associated documents are available on the World Trade Organization website at:
https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e/tp410_e.htm