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Source: The National Herald Konstantinos Kaiopoulos is the first Greek to be elected director of Tariff & Trade Affairs at the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. He was elected during the 137th session of the WCO Council, which took place online on…

Source: ICC ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative has released a 2020 update of its 2013 publication examining the balance of facilitation and control required to combat illicit trade in Free Trade Zones. The updated paper Controlling the zone: Balancing…

Source: Jamaica Information Service The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is employing the use of technology to effectively carry out its mandate, which is focused on trade facilitation, revenue collection and border protection, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Chief Executive Officer…

Source: WCO At its 137th Session, the Customs Co-operation Council unanimously adopted a Resolution on the Role of Customs in Facilitating the Cross-Border Movement of Situationally Critical Medicines and Vaccines. The Resolution marks an important milestone in the efforts of the global Customs…

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…