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The following is excerpted from an October 3, 2011 report by the World Customs Organization. The EastWest Institute, in cooperation with the WCO, opened the 8th Worldwide Security Conference that will run from 3-5 October 2011 at WCO headquarters, inviting policymakers, business leaders and civil…
The following is excerpted from a 30 September 2011 news item from the World Trade Organization (WTO). At the eleventh meeting of the Working Party on Serbia’s accession, Members supported an early accession of Serbia and welcomed its progress in the implementation of new legislation to comply with…
The following is excerpted from a 30 September 2011 report by the World Customs Organization. At the invitation of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary General of the WCO Kunio Mikuriya spoke at the International Symposium on the Global Perspective of Intellectual Property Strategy…
The following is excerpted from a September 29, 2011 press release from the World Customs Organization. In the largest operation of its kind, 81 countries take part in an international week of action targeting the sale on the internet of counterfeit and illegal medicines, resulting in dozens of…
The following is excerpted from a 29 September 2011 news release by the International Chamber of Commerce. The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) group, together with ICC Turkey and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey…
The following is excerpted from a 27 September 2011 news item from the World Trade Organization (WTO). At the 27 September 2011 Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting, Korea announced its decision to withdraw its panel request (WT/DS420/4) to review US anti-dumping measures on steel products from…
The following is excerpted from the 28 September 2011 issue of Industry Week. Brazil started slapping a whopping 30% tariff on all vehicles that are not at least 65% Brazilian made, or Made in Mercosur, the local South American trade block. This article is available in its entirety on the Industry…
The following is excerpted from a press release from the World Customs Organization. The latest WCO Career Development Programme (formerly the WCO Internship Programme) for 2011/2012 began this month with the participation of seven Customs officials from Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Cameroon, Ecuador,…
The WCO published the September issue of the Integrity Newsletter. It features social and welfare initiatives launched by 13 Customs administrations. Depending on the region, the programmes offer different benefits adapted to the social context. Such programmes contribute to creating an esprit de…