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We are pleased to offer access to all the presentations from the 2016 IFCBA World Conference (Shanghai, China) in the attached .zip file . Please do not hesitate to contact the IFCBA Secretariat should you require additional information.
The WCO Harmonized System Committee (HSC) held its 57 th Session from 9 to 18 March 2016 at the WCO headquarters in Brussels. The decisions taken by the HSC during this Session have now been published on the WCO website .  They comprise 18 Classification Rulings, dealing with, among other things,…
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…