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Source: parcel and postal technology Planning for Brexit Day among companies in the UK ranges from ‘excellent’ to ‘chaotic’, according to cross-border e-commerce specialist Hurricane Commerce. The company says there is a huge discrepancy between those who have put in place robust plans and those who…

Source: ManufacturingToday The Ministry of Shipping is planning to develop a National Logistics Portal (Marine) to help exporters, importers and service providers. The Indian Ports Association has invited bids for design, development, integration, implementation, operation and maintenance of the…

Source: WTO World trade shows signs of bouncing back from a deep, COVID-19 induced slump, but World Trade Organization economists caution that any recovery could be disrupted by the ongoing pandemic effects. The WTO now forecasts a 9.2% decline in the volume of world merchandise trade for 2020…

Source: The Gleaner The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) successfully staged their annual general meeting on Sunday, July 19 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel at which they elected an 18-member executive team, headed by President Clive W. Coke. The new president of…

Source: WTO The WTO issued today (31 July) the latest edition of its annual publication on international trade statistics, the “World Trade Statistical Review”. World Trade Statistical Review 2020 looks into the latest trends in global trade, with an in-depth analysis of trade in goods and services…

Source: Financial Times The government has urged business to take advantage of a £50m grant scheme to boost the training and recruitment of 50,000 new customs brokers for the coming trade border with the EU, despite industry warnings that the scheme is insufficient and “flawed”. Customs, logistics…

Source: Financial Times The government has urged business to take advantage of a £50m grant scheme to boost the training and recruitment of 50,000 new customs brokers for the coming trade border with the EU, despite industry warnings that the scheme is insufficient and “flawed” Customs, logistics…

Source: CHINADAILY Norms improved to minimize and offset export-oriented firms' financial losses The government will further improve efficiency of Customs clearance to solve the difficulties for both exporters and importers to remove their burdens and enhance their motivation and vitality, officials…

Source: Jamaica Information Service Effective Monday, July 20, importers applying for permits from the Trade Board Limited (TBL), must do so through the Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT) facility, in keeping with the thrust to improve trade efficiency. The TBL will cease accepting new…