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The WCO, with the support of Japan Customs will host the 11th WCO Knowledge Academy for Customs and Trade (KACT) virtually from 29 June to 3 July 2021. The 5-day academy will be focusing on the development of technical skills for Customs and Trade practitioners, from 12:00 to 15:00 pm (Brussels time…

Source: The Loadstar UK Customs is “looking down the barrel of a potential nightmare” as a delay on the requirement to submit declarations nears its end and the country still lacks sufficient resources to cover the backlog. HMRC announced it would provide a six-month (175-day) delay on declarations…

Those who were fortunate to attend the IFCBA World Conference in 2000 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica will remember the warm hospitality of our Broker Association hosts. Here’s a lovely article about one of the Association’s past presidents. Source: The Gleaner Manzie Porter may be in his 80s but his mind is…

Source: WCO The World Customs Organization (WCO) published the 2nd edition of the Secretariat Note on the Role of Customs in facilitating and securing the cross-border movement of situationally critical medicines and vaccines that enhances the inaugural version launched on 25 February 2021. WCO…

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is hosting the 5th WCO Global AEO Conference in a virtual format, with Dubai Customs, in collaboration with the UAE Federal Customs Authority with support from the Korea Customs Service. The conference will take place from 25 to 27 May 2021 from 12:00 to 15:00…

Paul Damkjaer, CEO of the International Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of Australia has shared a submission from his organization to the Australian Government’s productivity commission regarding vulnerable supply chains in Australia. There are some excellent points made in the report and…

Source: WTO At the biannual meeting of the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards on 26 April, WTO members reviewed a large number of safeguard actions taken by fellow members. Several members also reiterated their concern with the increased use, in general, of this trade-defence tool in recent years. Twenty…

Source: WCO Missing notifications from WTO members outlining the subsidies they give to their enterprises continues to be an irritant in discussions in the WTO’s Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM). In a meeting on 27 April, the chair of the committee, Erik Solberg of Norway…

Source: WTO WTO members discussed the latest progress in implementing the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) at the 22-23 April meeting of the Committee on Trade Facilitation. An update on the rate of implementation of TFA commitments and on members’ technical assistance needs was provided by the…