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Source: Manila Bulletin The Bureau of Customs has issued Customs Memorandum Order No. 08-2020 which provides the guidelines on the implementation of Zero Contact Policy at BOC’s Assessment Offices. The order applies to all clients dealing with BOC such as Licensed Customs Brokers, declarants,…
Source: WCO On 20 March 2020, in the light of the recent global challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), sent a letter encouraging Contracting Parties to the Conventions on temporary admission [1] to provide sufficient…
Source: WCO While the world is gripped by the fight against COVID-19, criminal organizations have turned this global pandemic into an opportunity to carry out their fraudulent activities, particularly by trafficking counterfeit medical supplies such as face masks and medical gloves. Recognizing the…
Source: Kuensel With the border sealed, the government is tasked with ensuring the continuous supply of essential goods through Phuentsholing and avoiding the risk of Covid-19 from transporters entering the country. Essentials arrive in Indian trucks to the mini dry port in Phuentsholing. The Indian…
Source: WCO The WCO reminds the general public to exercise extreme caution when purchasing critical medical supplies from unknown sources, particularly online. The use of these goods may cost lives. While the world is gripped by the fight against COVID-19, criminals have turned this into an…
Source: WCO Following previous communications from the WCO in relation to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) , the WCO Secretariat has published a dedicated webpage to update Members and the general public about WCO’s tools, instruments, recommendations, as well as an HS Classification reference…
Source: MENAFN World Customs Organization (WCO) and Kuwait signed a memorandum of understanding on establishing the organization's Regional Training Center in Kuwait, as a certified customs training body. The memorandum was signed by WCO Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya and Director General of…
Source: US Government Accountability Office February 27, 2020 Congressional Committees International Mail: Stakeholders’ Views on Possible Changes to Inbound Mail Regarding Customs Fees and Opioid Detection Efforts According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 130 people in the United…
Source: WCO From 17 to 19 February 2020, the WCO Anti-Corruption and Integrity Promotion (A-CIP) Programme for Customs organized its first A-CIP coordinators’ workshop at WCO headquarters in Brussels, prior to the WCO Integrity Sub-Committee (ISC). The meetings offered an opportunity to bring A-CIP…