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Source: Jamaica Observer Customs brokers and freight forwarders are appealing to be relieved of some of the liabilities imposed on them under the proposed new Customs Act, and to instead have those responsibilities focused on clients who fall in breach. The brokers made their case last Thursday at a…

The WCO will be hosting the Second Global Conference on Cross-Border E-Commerce, organized by the WCO and supported by CCF Japan, will be held virtually from 28 to 29 June 2021 from 13:00 to 16:00 (Belgium Time). With the theme “Customs united effort on Recovery, Renewal and Resilience for a…

Source: Jamaica Information Service Jamaica will now accede to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures, commonly known as the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC), following Cabinet’s approval. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Fayval…

Source: WCO Today, on 8 March, the World Customs Organization (WCO) is pleased to join the international community in celebrating International Women’s Day 2021, focusing on the United Nations’ theme of “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, which highlights the…

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…

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: 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…

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…