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Source: WCO The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, and the Japanese Ambassador to Belgium, H.E. Mr. Makita Shimokawa virtually exchanged Notes Verbales on 4 June 2020, on the Government of Japan’s financial support of the WCO’s project to improve the…
Source: WCO In support of trade facilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the WCO Secretariat has further enhanced the usefulness of the joint WCO/WHO HS Classification List for COVID-19 Medical Supplies by publishing a new edition with an updated goods list and links to Member’s lists. Following…
Source: XINHUANET BEIJING, June 2 (Xinhua) -- China's top customs authority has released new data on its Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) credit system, which the authority is employing to enhance the country's foreign trade and strengthen credit supervision over enterprises. The AEO system,…
Source: Institute of Export & International Trade British traders preparing for the end of the Brexit transition have been warned to secure brokerage capacity “before it’s too late” by a former customs official and trade expert. Speaking on a UK Customs Academy webinar yesterday (27 May), a director…
Source: WCO Recognizing the specific challenges faced by Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), on 29 May 2020 the United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (HRLLS), Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu,…
Source: WTO The WTO’s Annual Report, published today (28 May), provides a comprehensive account of the organization’s activities in 2019 and early 2020. The Report opens with a message from Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and a brief overview of the year. This is followed by in-depth accounts of…
IFCBA members may be interested in the following IATA seminar: What is the effect of COVID-19 on special cargo transportation? 2 June 2020, 13:30-14:30 CET   How do you manage the movement of special cargo like perishables, pharmaceuticals or dangerous goods during a crisis? During this webinar, our…
Source: The New York Times FRANKFURT — The head of the organization charged with bringing a semblance of order to international trade relations resigned unexpectedly Thursday, adding another element of uncertainty to commerce in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and escalating trade conflicts.…
Source: WCO In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, characterized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic on 11 March 2020, countries around the world have been adopting a series of trade and border protection measures to try to contain the spread of the disease across borders.…