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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…

Source: ahramonline Roberto Azevêdo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, told Ahram Online in an interview that the coronavirus crisis has caused a shock to the world's economies that will hit growth and reduce the volume of international trade exchange by more than 13 percent؜. He…

Source: WCO Within the framework of the WCO Capacity Building Programs for the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), the WCO delivered a national workshop on Time Release Study (TRS) to support the national efforts of the Customs Administration of Liberia in moving forward with its TRS project. The…

Source: Bloomberg The next big money-making opportunity of Brexit has emerged: selling customs services. With Britain’s split from the European Union heralding the introduction of border controls between the U.K. and its largest trading partner for the first time in three decades, companies are…

IFCBA would like to congratulate Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia (CBFCA) on their new organization International Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of Australia Ltd. (IFCBAA). IFCBA Director Paul Damkjaer is the CEO of the new organization. The Boards of the Australian…

One of the highlights of the annual World Customs Organization (WCO) Council events is a photo contest, in which delegates vote for their favourite photos among those submitted by WCO members. It is always interesting to see how many of these photos feature Customs dogs at work, and it is also…

Source: World Economic Forum COVID-19 lockdown measures hit aspects of trade hard. Merchandise trade volumes shrank by 3% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the previous year average and estimates suggest an 18.5% drop for the second quarter. Services trade has been hampered by transport…