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Source: MarketScreener Addis Ababa, 27 November 2020 (ECA) - Africa's customs experts have given their support to the adoption of continental guidelines to facilitate free and timely flow of cross-border trade amid the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the start of trading under the African Continental…

Source: WCO WCO Global Online Free Zone Conference The first Global Free Zone Online Conference will be held on 14 December 2020 (12:00 to 15:00 CET time). The Conference – themed “Meeting the SDGs - Ensuring Customs involvement for FreeZones’ competitiveness, safety and sustainability” – will focus…

Source: WTO The WTO launched today (27 November) the second edition of “A Handbook on the WTO TRIPS Agreement”, which describes the historical and legal background to the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), its role in the organization and its institutional…

Source: ICC The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) provided an update on the electronic ATA Carnet (eATA) pilot project as part of the World Customs Organization’s annual ATA/Istanbul Administrative council meeting. The virtual meeting – which gathered customs experts from around the world –…

Source: WCO The WCO is pleased to announce the release of the HS 2022 Correlation Tables. The Harmonized System Committee (HSC) completed its examination of the correlations prepared by the Secretariat at its 66th Session in October 2020. Upon the adoption of the HSC/66 Report on 13 November 2020…

Source: AviationPros Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released guidance to ensure that the air cargo industry is ready to support the large-scale handling, transport and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. IATA’s Guidance for Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Logistics and…

Source: WCO On 11 November 2020 the WCO Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya welcomed over 1300 registered participants to the first WCO online technology conference. Under the theme Technology for Customs in the time of the pandemic - what have we learnt?, the TECH-CON brought together 50 prominent…

Source: Homeland Security Today U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Singapore Customs signed a historic letter of intent today that will enable closer cooperation in the areas of trade facilitation, revenue protection and risk management. Executive Assistant Commissioner for the Office of…

Source: COINTELEGRAPH Analysts have been categorizing blockchain projects worldwide into a “periodic table” that allows for a granular analysis of the technology’s inroads into global trade. The World Trade Organization and Trade Finance Global have published their latest taxonomy of blockchain…