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Source: King & Spalding This month a number of new and revised tariff provisions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) will take effect. The changes to the HTSUS are designed to ensure that the HTSUS includes significant updates made by the World Customs Organization (“WCO…

IFCBA Secretary Carol West spoke earlier this week at the World Customs Organization’s African Continental Conference on the Harmonized System. Asked to speak about “The Private Sector as an indispensable partner in the implementation and application of the HS”, she focused on “The Importance and…

Source: AZERTAC As part of his working visit to Brussels, Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has met with Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Kunio Mikuriya. During the meeting, the sides praised the current level of cooperation between the WCO and Azerbaijan, and…

Source: WCO On 4 November 2021, the WCO Secretary General, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, spoke at a Ministerial Meeting of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) themed “Towards sustainable, resilient COVID-19 recovery: Bridging the LLDCs’ trade gap”. The meeting was convened by the Government of Mongolia…

Source: WCO The Directors General of Customs of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) met on 27 and 28 October 2021, via videoconference. The Meeting was chaired by Mr. Carlos Benguela, Director General of Customs of Sao Tome and Principe. Representatives of the Community’s eight…

Source: WCO The report on the inaugural round of the International Survey on Customs Administration (ISOCA) is now available on the WCO public website. The data collected in this Survey is based on the combined efforts of 51 Customs administrations around the world, who provided information by…

Source: WCO A new version of the Harmonized System Nomenclature will enter into force on 1 January 2022 and is available here, https://www.wcotradetools.org/index.php/en/harmonized-system/2022/en Explanatory Notes are not yet available but are expected before the end of 2021.

This morning, Jaime King, a past chair of the IFCBA and one of the IFCBA’s delegates to the WCO Private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG) was elected as the PSCG Chair. This is for a three-year term. More details will follow, but we would like to congratulate Jaime on behalf of all IFCBA members…

Paul Damkjaer, IFCBA Director from Australia and an IFCBA Managing Director, has provided us with the Winter 2021 edition (August) of the ABF Goods Compliance Update. IFCBA members are always interested in developments in other countries, and we hope you will find this of interest. If you have any…