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Reproduced from www.wcoomd.org The Private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG) met for its 44th session at the WCO headquarters on 25 and 26 June with the participation of delegates from 14 PSCG members. The group reviewed ongoing work, discussed future activities and prepared for the PSCG Dialogue…
Reproduced from www.wcoomd.org Today, Directors General of Customs attending the annual sessions of the Council of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in Brussels (Belgium) re-elected the incumbent Secretary General, Kunio Mikuriya, for a further five-year term with effect from 1 January 2019. In…
The Antwerp Port Authority and the Antwerp blockchain start-up T-Mining have developed a solution designed to make document flows safer and more efficient. Documents, such as certificates of origin and phytosanitary certificates, are transferred via blockchain technology and the document flow is…
WTO issues 2018 Annual Report The WTO’s Annual Report, published May 31, 2018, provides a comprehensive account of the organization’s activities in 2017 and early 2018. The Report opens with a message from Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and a brief overview of the year. This is followed by more in…
China's General Administration of Customs (GACC) is amending its advance cargo information requirements for imports and exports from June 1. ..."The notice requires additional data elements to be communicated related to Inbound and Outbound Transportation by Air and Sea. The purpose of this…
2018 IFCBA World Conference in Manila, Philippines The 2018 IFCBA World Conference will take place from Monday, May 28, starting with our Board of Directors meeting, through Thursday, May 31 in Manila, Philippines. Join us as we explore the conference theme, “Redefining Global Trade Practices: A…
IFCBA representatives participated in last week's meetings of the WCO E-Commerce Sub-Groups. These groups held face-to-face meetings at the WCO headquarters in Brussels from 23 to 25 January 2018, bringing together more than 125 delegates from Customs administrations, other government agencies,…
The IFCBA recognizes and actively supports the important leadership role of the World Customs Organization (WCO). At this time, the ongoing work of the WCO’s eCommerce Working Group is top of mind and a highly relevant example of the WCO’s theme this year’ “A secure business environment for economic…
IFCBA representatives were in Brussels this week for meetings of the WCO's eCommerce Working Group. While everyone is waiting to see the outcomes of the WCO's work, it is important to note that some jurisdictions are making their own moves with regard to the management of eCommerce shipments. The…