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The Professional Regulation Commission announced Monday that 1,266 out of 2,478 examinees passed the Customs Broker Licensure Examination given this month. The exam was given by the members of the Board for Customs Brokers in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. Jhary-Jay Ybanez Loyola from the Ramon Magsaysay…
African countries seeking to reduce the cost, time and complexity of interregional and international trade in goods will gather for the First African Forum for National Trade Facilitation Committees in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 27–29 November. For full details, please click here .
G20 economies applied a record number of trade-restrictive measures between mid-May and mid-October this year, prompting the World Trade Organization (WTO) to call for immediate action to de-escalate global trade conflicts. For full details, please click here .
The Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), with an area of 120 square km, generated 42.9 percent of the total import and export of the municipality in the first 10 months, local authorities said Sunday. The data came days after the State Council, China's cabinet, released a raft of measures supporting…
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), New Delhi, organised the third conference on Land Customs Stations (LCSs) here on Monday. The conference, chaired by P.K. Das, Member (Customs), CBIC, New Delhi, discussed issues relating to functioning of LCSs including improvement in…
Complying with the proposed US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that replaces Nafta will be expensive for those in the automotive supply chain and could prove unworkable for some, according to John Bozzella, president and CEO of the Association of Global Automakers in the US. For full details, please…
Trade growth is likely to slow further into the fourth quarter of 2018 according to the WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) released on 26 November. The most recent WTOI reading of 98.6 is the lowest since October 2016 and reflects declines in all component indices. It is below the…
A Dutch customs expert has told MPs that the problem over the Irish border question in Brexit is “a fictitious problem”. Hans Massen, a former chairman of the Dutch Association of Customs Brokers, made the claim while giving evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee in Westminster yesterday…
YANGON, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Union Parliament has ratified the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Agreemnt on e-commerce, Myanmar News Agency reported Friday. The approval was made on Thursday at the 10th session of the Union Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw. The ASEAN economic…