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Dear IFCBA Members, If there is one subject that customs brokers around the world can speak about – for hours! – it is the WCO’s Harmonized System of Tariff Classification. The IFCBA not only welcomed the WCO’s review of the HS, we participated as delegates and presenters in the conference in…

Dear colleagues, I will be reaching the end of my term as Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) on 31 December. It has been a pleasure working with you for the past 22 years - 7 years as Deputy Secretary General and 15 years as Secretary General. During this period, the trade…

Source: WTO A new WTO book on trade and gender, published on 14 September, looks at ways of bolstering women’s participation in international trade and highlights how women’s economic empowerment can support trade growth and economic development. Launched at the WTO’s Public Forum, the book brings…

Source: WTO A new publication launched at the Public Forum on 15 September provides insights into how WTO members have used different international agreements and conventions beyond the WTO as the basis for imposing export regulations aimed at ensuring objectives such as environmental protection…

During the August 28, 2023 IFCBA Board of Directors virtual meeting, China Customs Brokers Association (CCBA) extended an invitation to IFCBA members to participate in the China International Import Expo which will occur on November 5-10, 2023. Full details on this event can be found on the CIIE…

Source: WTO Global goods trade showed signs of a turnaround in the second quarter of 2023, driven by strong automobile production and sales, but further upward momentum in Q3 and beyond may be limited as long as export orders remain weak, according to the latest WTO Goods Trade Barometer issued on…

Source: WTO The WTO has published its 2023 Annual Report, providing a comprehensive account of the organization’s activities in 2022 and the early part of 2023. The Report looks back at key events over the past year, such as the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12), and WTO work in addressing…

Source: WTO The WTO issued today (6 July) the 2023 edition of “World Tariff Profiles”, an annual publication providing comprehensive information on tariffs imposed on imports by over 170 countries and customs territories. The report — jointly prepared with the International Trade Centre and the…

Source: BIS WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in a collaborative endeavor to enhance global security, the United States joins its Five Eye partners – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom – in committing to formally coordinate on export control enforcement. This effort builds on existing…