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Source: Jamaica Observer The World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation, commonly known as the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), is the success of the Doha Development Round of multilateral trade negotiations. After several years of exploratory work, in 2004 it was decided to…
Source: Air Cargo News E-commerce is a gift from heaven for the air cargo sector but it faces several challenges if it is to capitalise on the opportunity it presents, according to speakers at the World Cargo Symposium. Ludwig Hausmann, partner at McKinsey & Company, said that e-commerce had grown…
Source: Crowell & Moring LLP President Trump indicated in a press release from the USTR that he intends to remove India and Turkey from the list of Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) eligible countries. GSP provides reduced tariff rates for certain products from certain developing and least…
Source: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) is pleased to announce that the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP) has won the 2018 BIC Award which was recently presented at the World Customs Organization headquarters in Brussels. The Container Control…
Source: EDC When Andrés Manuel López Obrador (popularly known as AMLO) won a landslide victory in Mexico’s elections in July 2018, his administration obtained a strong popular mandate and sufficient political capital to implement his sweeping legislative agenda. Through future defections and ad-hoc…
Source: AZERNEWS The General Secretary of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Kunio Mikuriya, arrived in Uzbekistan on an official visit, Trend reports via Uzbek media. The main purpose of the Secretary General’s visit is to involve Central Asian countries, including Uzbekistan, in the WCO’s…
Source: FrontPageAfrica The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) through its Professional Responsibility Section has concluded a day dialogue with Customs Brokerage firms across the country. The aimed of the meeting was to abreast existing and prospective clearing firms with the rules and requirements…
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Source: The Irish Times Gerard O’Hare’s phoneline has been busy. As general manager of Beagan’s, the country’s largest independent customs broker, he and his staff have been taking up to 20 queries a day from callers concerned about Brexit . “The state of unreadiness among people out there is just…