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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…

Source: AZERTAC As part of his working visit to Brussels, Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has met with Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Kunio Mikuriya. During the meeting, the sides praised the current level of cooperation between the WCO and Azerbaijan, and…

Source: WCO The Directors General of Customs of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) met on 27 and 28 October 2021, via videoconference. The Meeting was chaired by Mr. Carlos Benguela, Director General of Customs of Sao Tome and Principe. Representatives of the Community’s eight…

Source: WCO The report on the inaugural round of the International Survey on Customs Administration (ISOCA) is now available on the WCO public website. The data collected in this Survey is based on the combined efforts of 51 Customs administrations around the world, who provided information by…

Source: WCO On 4 November 2021, the WCO Secretary General, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, spoke at a Ministerial Meeting of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) themed “Towards sustainable, resilient COVID-19 recovery: Bridging the LLDCs’ trade gap”. The meeting was convened by the Government of Mongolia…

Source: WCO A new version of the Harmonized System Nomenclature will enter into force on 1 January 2022 and is available here, https://www.wcotradetools.org/index.php/en/harmonized-system/2022/en Explanatory Notes are not yet available but are expected before the end of 2021.