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Today, the World Customs Organization (WCO) released the 2017 edition of the Harmonized System Nomenclature, the world’s global standard for classifying goods in international trade, which will enter into force on 1 January 2017. Used by over 200 countries and economic or Customs unions as well as…
Members interested in following developments with the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement as it approaches the magic number of 2/3 of its 164 members required for the TFA to come into force are encouraged to visit www.TFAFacility.org . Not only can you get the latest news and monitor the status of TFA…
IFCBA members will be pleased to hear that IFCBA Chair, Mr. Shantanu Bhadkamkar, was recognized for his commitment and dedication towards the cargo industry and bestowed with the "Gallery of Legends" Award at the "India Cargo Awards" on 3rd August 2016
At the July, 2016 meeting in Brussels of the World Customs Organization Council, members elected as Chairperson of the Council for the coming year Mr. R. Davydov of the Russian Federation. IFCBA offers congratulations to Mr. Davydov and thanks the outgoing Chairperson, Mr. Z. Chorfi from Morocco for…
Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection workers are to strike for a day, affecting travellers and freight nationally. The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has told the Department its members will walk off the job for 24 hours from midnight on August 12. CPSU members…
Shantanu Bhadkamkar (IFCBA Chairman), Carol West (IFCBA Secretary) and Jaime King (IFCBA Past Chairman) join Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya, Deputy Secretary General Sergio Mujica, Asha Menon and colleagues at the meeting of the WCO Private Sector Consultative Group, Brussels, July 12, 2016 At the…
The WTO has launched a new annual statistical publication, the World Trade Statistical Review . This new publication provides insights into how world trade has evolved in recent years by analysing the latest trade statistics within an economic context.
The sixth review of the trade policies and practices of China takes place on 20 and 22 July 2016. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of China. The TPR documents are available on the WTO website at https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e…
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement was signed on 4 February 2016 and it is the first of the so-called ‘mega-regional’ free trade agreements (FTAs), a term which refers to deep integration between countries, or regions with a major share of world trade and foreign direct investment (FDI).…