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On November 9, 2017, World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General, Kunio Mikuriya announced the WCO’s annual theme for 2018. The IFCBA looks forward to continuing our work with the WCO as it further explores its critical role in economic development. Following is the official announcement from…
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Registration is now open for the IFCBA 2017 Seminar Series and Meetings, 28-29 August in Bangkok, Thailand. Click here to view the program details. It is very important that attendees book their hotel rooms as soon as possible through the following secure webpage. Our room block will not be…
The meeting of the WCO’s Private Sector Consultative Group was held on July 3-4 in Brussels, followed by a joint meeting with the WCO Policy Commission. The IFCBA delegation was composed of Carol West, IFCBA Secretary; Jaime King, IFCBA Past Chair and Mary Jo Muoio, IFCBA representative from the…
WTO members gathered on 16 May for the inaugural meeting of the Committee on Trade Facilitation, the body responsible for overseeing implementation of the WTO’s historic Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Concluded at the WTO’s 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference, the TFA entered into force on 22…
One of the world's most important tech investors has told the logistics industry that there is little cause for its worrying about the emergence of Amazon as a third-party logistics provider. At last week's TPM conference in Long Beach, managing director at start-venture capital firm Felicis…
The WCO has a busy calendar of meetings and this past week, its Trade Facilitation Agreement Working Group held its sessions. IFCBA Past Chair Jaime King and IFCBA Secretary Carol West were in attendance. For more details on the meeting, please read this article , which appeared in the WCO News…
A billionaire investor, a data-crunching genius and thousands of local postmen... How China's small-town stores are undergoing a tech revolution. Samson Yeung won't relent in connecting China's village stores until he's reached saturation. "A million stores would be a very good number to dominate…