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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…

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…

Source: World Economic Forum • The coronavirus crisis has revealed the fragility of the modern supply chain. • Recent data shows the devastating economic impact as week-on-week trade in China, the US and Europe halved because of the crisis. • Diverse sourcing and digitization will be the key to…

Source: WCO The WCO Secretariat has published an updated version of the Comparative Study on Certification of Origin. The study captures the present state of affairs regarding certification of origin, both in the areas of non-preferential origin as well as preferential origin. The study has been…

Source: The Economic Times Beijing has sought clarity from Delhi on imports from China getting stuck as they were being subjected to 100% examination. Domestic industry lobby groups have complained that the resultant supply chain disruption comes at a bad time as companies are reopening after the…

Source: Outlook Exporters will now have to present only digital copies of shipping bills bearing final let export order and gatepass to customs authorities as the CBIC has launched paperless documentation of exports, a move aimed at saving time and cost of compliance for trade. In a circular, the…

Source: Indian Transport & Logisitcs News From customs broker to door-to-door logistics; and through knowledge and right people, such is the story remembered by Mihir Bhadkamkar of ATC Group about his father’s journey with the company. While ATC Group was started by Mihir’s grandfather, Shantanu…