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Singapore’s strategic location at the heart of Southeast Asia; a nexus of major shipping routes, has made it an important logistic hub in the global supply chain. With a total of 53 berths and designed annual capacity of 50 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), Singapore is the world’s…

We look forward to seeing you in Singapore next month at our in-person IFCBA conference at the beautiful J.W. Marriott Hotel South Beach, Singapore. We just wanted to send a reminder that the deadline to book your hotel is this Monday, November 14 – to ensure you get our block rate. Please use this…

Happy Diwali to Shankar Shinde (IFCBA Managing Director), A. V. Vijaykumar (IFCBA Director), Shantanu Bhadkamkar (an IFCBA Past Chairman) and all our friends in the FFFAI - Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India. Many of our friends and colleagues in other countries are also…

Source: WCO The WCO Secretariat has set up a team to study the possibilities for potential improvements to the HS and its tools. The team will collect views and suggestions from stakeholders. Details of how you can get involved in the HS Study can be found at the end of this article. The Harmonized…

The WCO has launched a useful website with information about countries who have AEO programs and Mutual Recognition Agreements. To use the WCO AEO Compendium, click on the following link to find your country or countries of interest. https://aeo.wcoomd.org/

The PSCG has received a request from Mr. Igor Dankov, Ukraine’s Customs Counsellor in Brussels for a statement against the war in Ukraine. PSCG Chair Jaime King has responded with the following message. ​Mr Dankov. Thank you very much for contacting me. As you may be aware, The PSCG is a group of…

Source: WCO The World Customs Organization’s (WCO) Secretariat would like to express its deep sadness and grave concern with regard to the continued suffering, devastation and loss of life going on in Ukraine. We have been monitoring the crisis very closely in coordination with the WCO Council Chair…

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…