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Source: Rigby Cooke Lawyers Andrew Hudson Customs & Trade Partner E: AHudson@rigbycooke.com.au On 19 February 2021, the Federal Treasurer requested the Productivity Commission (Commission) undertake an independent review (Review) “into supply chain vulnerabilities and risks” to “ensure that the…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first woman and first African, has been confirmed as the new leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The selection of a new leader requires all WTO members to agree and the WTO’s 164 members unanimously selected her to lead the organization. Ms. Okongo-Iweala’s…

Source: World Economic Forum Her appointment comes amid uncertainty surrounding the economic impact of COVID-19 variants. The international trade system was under the microscope at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda week. Here are eight key quotes from world leaders and experts on how to make…

Members of the World Customs Organization’s Private Sector Consultative Group (WCO PSCG) have submitted a paper to the WCO Secretary General outlining PSCG views on the AEO Implementation and Validation Guidance. IFCBA is a member of the PSCG, and both Carol West and Jaime King have represented…

Source: WCO The World Customs Organization (WCO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) released their Joint WCO-ICAO Guiding Principles for Pre-Loading Advance Cargo Information and Joint WCO-ICAO Guidelines on Alignment of the Customs Authorized Economic Operator and Aviation…

Source: Inquirer Net When one thinks about the Bureau of the Customs (BOC), the next thought is almost always rampant graft and corruption. And for various reasons, many of them entirely justified. But the current leadership led by Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero is intent on removing that stigma…

Source: WCO On 28 January 2021, the WCO, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) of the Republic of The Philippines and the World Bank Group, held a follow-up strategic executive-level meeting to discuss the ongoing capacity building collaboration under the Trade Facilitation in Middle Income Countries (TFMICs)…

IFCBA is pleased to share that IFCBA Director, Clive Coke, President of the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) was interviewed for an article about the new Customs Act in The Gleaner. Here is the article from The Gleaner: A key stakeholder in the export-import…

Source: WCO The WCO releases a new publication “Customs fostering sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet”, which is designed as a look back on the WCO theme for 2020. This publication is aimed at raising awareness of the related WCO initiatives and programmes and of the relevant WCO…