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Source: WTO The WTO’s Annual Report, published today (28 May), provides a comprehensive account of the organization’s activities in 2019 and early 2020. The Report opens with a message from Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and a brief overview of the year. This is followed by in-depth accounts of…

Source: Institute of Export & International Trade British traders preparing for the end of the Brexit transition have been warned to secure brokerage capacity “before it’s too late” by a former customs official and trade expert. Speaking on a UK Customs Academy webinar yesterday (27 May), a director…

IFCBA members may be interested in the following IATA seminar: What is the effect of COVID-19 on special cargo transportation? 2 June 2020, 13:30-14:30 CET  How do you manage the movement of special cargo like perishables, pharmaceuticals or dangerous goods during a crisis? During this webinar, our…

Source: The New York Times FRANKFURT — The head of the organization charged with bringing a semblance of order to international trade relations resigned unexpectedly Thursday, adding another element of uncertainty to commerce in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and escalating trade conflicts…

Source: WCO In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, characterized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic on 11 March 2020, countries around the world have been adopting a series of trade and border protection measures to try to contain the spread of the disease across borders…

Source: WCO The heads of the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) and the Organisation for Co-operation between Railways (OSJD) issued a joint statement on 15 May 2020 agreeing to coordinated efforts for the continued…

Source: EABW News COMESA will develop an online platform for exchanging information on the availability of essential products within the COMESA Member States as part of the response measures to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was among key decisions made by the extraordinary meeting of the COMESA…

Source: WCO In the response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a number of WCO Members designated priority lanes and introduced facilitative measures with regard to the cross-border movement of essential goods. However, there is no internationally recognized definition of…

Source: WCO The heads of the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) Secretariats issued a joint statement on 11 May 2020 and jointly called on Customs administrations worldwide to ensure coordinated cross-border interventions in cooperation with other…