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By Colbert Lam - Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Beginning Aug. 1 companies importing into China must file a new, single customs declaration that combines the requirements of the General Administration of Customs and China Inspection and Quarantine. However, there are already reports that…
WTO members introduced more trade-restrictive measures from mid-October 2017 to mid-May 2018 compared to the previous review period (mid-October 2016 to mid-October 2017), according to the Director-General's mid-year report on trade-related developments presented to members on 25 July at a meeting…
The United States has requested WTO dispute consultations with Canada, China, the European Union, Mexico and Turkey regarding additional duties imposed by the five WTO members on imports of certain US products. The request was circulated to WTO members on 19 July. For full details, click here .
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…
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…
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…