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Source: WTO At the request of the parties in the dispute “US — Countervailing Measures on Softwood Lumber from Canada” (DS533), the panel has decided to open its second substantive meeting to public observation on 16, 17 and 18 October 2019. The live screening will take place at the WTO’s…
Source: WTO Korea has requested WTO dispute consultations with Japan concerning measures imposed by Japan affecting the export of products and technology to Korea. The request was circulated to WTO members on 16 September. For full details, please click here .
Source: The Independent Uganda will host on September 16-20th Directors General and Commissioners of Customs from 55 African Union (AU) member countries. The tax leaders will include technocrats from international bodies such as World Customs Organization, UNCTAD, IGAD and various diplomats. This…
Source: WTO On 10 September the Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by Japan in “ Korea — Anti-Dumping Duties on Pneumatic Valves from Japan” (DS504) For full details, please click here .
Source: AKIpress A five-day awareness raising workshop on combating illicit cross-border trafficking in cultural property concluded on August 30 in Ulaanbaatar, the OSCE reported. More than 40 participants from the OSCE Asian Partners for Cooperation Mongolia, Japan, South Korea and Thailand took…
Source: Diálogo The illegal trade in wildlife is the third largest source of funding for criminal groups. Ecuador and Colombia, among the most biodiverse countries in the world, face a daily struggle against the illegal trafficking of animals destined for international markets, a profitable activity…
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…