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The WCO is pleased to inform of the publication of the newly developed Study Report on Customs Brokers. The Study Report provides a general background and overview of Customs Brokers’ role in the international supply chain together with some suggested policy and organisational considerations on…
We were pleased to welcome special guest Mr. Sergio Mujica of the World Customs Organization at this year's IFCBA World Conference in Shanghai. Please visit the WCO website for an article relating to his visit and continue to watch as more news and photos of the conference will be coming soon!
The WCO, under its Data Model Project Team (DMPT), has successfully finalized the production of the version 3.6.0 of the WCO Data Model, a collection of international standards on data and information required not only by Customs, but also by government agencies, developed with the objective of…
Although the registration deadline has passed for those who require a visa to travel to China, if you already have a Chinese visa and have not yet registered for the IFCBA 2016 World Conference in Shanghai from May 17-21, you still have time to submit your registration request. The deadline for…
WTO members held their first discussions on 22 April regarding implementation of the Ministerial Decision on Preferential Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The Ministerial Decision was one of the key outcomes of the WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi last December. For…
India has ratified the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). India’s WTO ambassador Anjali Prasad handed over her country’s instrument of acceptance to Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on 22 April. “I’m very pleased to receive India’s instrument of ratification from Ambassador Prasad,” DG Azevêdo…
The Russian Federation has become the 77th WTO member to ratify the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The Russian Federation’s Minister of Economic Development, Alexey Ulyukaev, met with Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on 22 April and presented his country’s TFA instrument of acceptance “I…
The World Bank is exploring ways through which it can help Nigeria ratify Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) reached in Rotterdam, Netherlands in December 2013. In pursuit of this, a team of the World Bank and WTO lead by Nigeria’s Ambassador to the WTO, Mr…
The Russian government is pushing hard for greater economic co-operation with China - signing big energy deals such as a natural gas pipeline that will bring gas from Russia's far East to China. But Moscow has signalled it also wants more trade between ordinary businesses... This has been excerpted…