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Source: WTO The growth of world merchandise trade volumes is likely to remain weak in the third quarter of 2019 according to the WTO’s Goods Trade Barometer, released on 15 August. The latest reading of 95.7 from the barometer, formerly the World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI), is lower than the…
The IFCBA is always interested in sharing experiences, not only of our members but of members’ Customs administrations. One of our Australian friends, Andrew Hudson, who is a lawyer in Melbourne, has written about the decision of the Australian Border Force to establish a “Customs” group. For those…
Source: American Shipper Customs and Border Protection is publishing a proposed rule to require customs brokers to collect certain information from importers to enable the brokers to verify the identity of importers, including nonresident importers, CBP said. Only a limited amount of information…
Source: BusinessMirror An order by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) allowing non-Customs brokers to practice the profession has been described by the Chamber of Customs Brokers Inc. (CCBI) as “unfair and degrading” to professional customs brokers. In a letter obtained by the BusinessMirror, the CCBI…
Source: Mongabay In a joint customs and police operation spanning 109 countries, authorities have confiscated thousands of plants and animals, including more than 2,600 plants, nearly 10,000 live turtles and tortoises, more than 4,300 birds, 23 live primates, and 30 big cats. The 26-day worldwide…
Source: WCO On 27 June 2019 during the annual WCO Council sessions, Vice-Minister of China Customs Mr. Wang Lingjun and WCO Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya signed a renewed Grant Agreement for the China Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF-China). Under this Agreement, the Government of the People’s…
Source: The Gleaner Mitzie Gordon Burke-Green was returned unopposed for another term as president of the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica at the recently held annual general meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel. For full details, please click here .
Source: WCO On the 3rd of July 2019, on occasion of the WTO Global Review of Aid for Trade, the WCO organized jointly, together with the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the World Bank Group (WBG) and the European Commission, a parallel…
Source: The Loadstar Warehousing demand in India has overtaken supply for the first time in four years, with e-commerce and global consumer goods companies driving much of the growth. According to a new report by property developer Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), last year India’s total stock of Grade A…