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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…

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…

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: 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…

Source: Inquirer Net When one thinks about the Bureau of the Customs (BOC), the next thought is almost always rampant graft and corruption. And for various reasons, many of them entirely justified. But the current leadership led by Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero is intent on removing that stigma…

Source: WCO On 28 January 2021, the WCO, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) of the Republic of The Philippines and the World Bank Group, held a follow-up strategic executive-level meeting to discuss the ongoing capacity building collaboration under the Trade Facilitation in Middle Income Countries (TFMICs)…