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At the end of the second quarter (April – September) of the fiscal year 2018/19, the Jamaica Customs Agency's (JCA) revenue out-turn stood at $111.316 billion, approximately 1.7 per cent or $1.843 billion above the targeted collection of $109.472 billion, and 10 per cent or $9.709 billion over the…
Trade issues continue to be at the forefront of various multi-lateral and multi-sectoral policy dialogues, predictably, with the further escalation of trade tensions broadly acknowledged as a key risk dimming global economic prospects in the medium-term. Amidst increased uncertainty, there is an…
The 18th ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2012, adopted a decision to establish an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) with an indicative date of 2018. 1 The free trade area is to include all…
The role played in turbulent times deserves some credit and at least 15 minutes in the spotlight. For all those in trade who’ve always wished for their 15 minutes of fame, I think we can safely say we’ve hit that mark. When family members start asking questions about country of origin and tariff…
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (‘NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman and the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Mr Hassan Bello, have urged importers and members of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) to embrace the trade facilitation programme of…
Here is the link for the Peru - Thailand Free Trade Agreement: http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/PER_THA_FTA/Index_e.asp
The Zambia Revenue Authority -ZRA- has praised Clearing and Forwarding Agents in Zambia for improved tax compliance and trade facilitation. ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda says the Authority appreciates the work of Clearing and Forwarding Agents because they are important in the…
The Department of Finance (DOF) said the TradeNet platform, which will enable the government to eliminate trade-data discrepancy, will be fully operational in December. Based on the latest economic bulletin of the DOF, the implementation of the TradeNet online platform will help further reduce…
The International Trade Centre and the World Customs Organization have collaborated to develop an online tool called the “ Rules of Origin Facilitator ”. The purpose of the tool is to support the user in determining whether a product is covered by a preferential tariff scheme and to find the related…