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Japan, China and 14 other Asia-Pacific countries are unlikely to meet their goal of reaching a substantial conclusion on the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade pact by the end of the year, a Japanese trade ministry official said. Leaders of the 16 countries, set to meet…
To promote cross-border commerce within the region, regional trade rules on e-commerce will be streamlined and operating barriers to entry for businesses will be lowered. With its burgeoning middle class and a new generation of tech-savvy consumers, ASEAN is poised for an e-commerce boom. The…
The leaders, ministers and officials of the APEC member economies are convening this week in Port Moresby. Their urgent task is to ensure Asia-Pacific trade and digital development, and keep rising uncertainty in the global economy in check. Under the theme “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities,…
The Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Belgium Dilyor Khakimov has met with Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WTO) Kunio Mikuriya in Brussels, UzDaily.uz reported. The head of the organization emphasized that the world community has been following with great attention the large-scale…
The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is Jamaica’s principal border management entity, and its core mission of facilitating trade, optimising revenue collection and delivering high quality customer service, underpins the necessity for the Agency to conform to international best practices that govern…
The 2018 edition of the WTO’s flagship publication finds that digital technologies — namely the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and Blockchain — will have a profound impact on global trade, adding up to 34 percentage points to trade growth by 2030 thanks to lower costs and…
At the end of the second quarter (April – September) of the fiscal year 2018/19, the Jamaica Customs Agency's (JCA) revenue out-turn stood at $111.316 billion, approximately 1.7 per cent or $1.843 billion above the targeted collection of $109.472 billion, and 10 per cent or $9.709 billion over the…
The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the US, EU and Japan covers developments in October 2018. Trade agreements, rules of origin, tariffs and schedules are all covered in depth in the re:source by just-style strategic planning…
The 18th ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2012, adopted a decision to establish an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) with an indicative date of 2018. 1 The free trade area is to include all…