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A major milestone for the global trading system was reached yesterday, 22 February 2017, when the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21-year history of the World Trade Organization, entered into force. In receiving four more ratifications for the Trade…
The WCO has published the 82nd edition of WCO News , the Organization’s flagship magazine aimed at the global Customs community, which provides a selection of informative articles that touch the international Customs and trade landscape. This edition features a special dossier on data analysis by…
Data is generated by every economic activity, including the movement of goods and people and circulates extensively along the global value chain. Collecting and analyzing data to enhance the effectiveness of border management is of paramount importance to Customs administrations. This year, in the…
Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, President of JCBA was awarded “the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” by His Majesty the Emperor at the Imperial Palace on 15th of November this year for having greatly contributed toward the advancement of customs brokerage in Japan. Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki has held…
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…
Today, the WCO released Guidelines for strengthening cooperation and exchange of information between Customs and Tax authorities at the national level. These Guidelines have been formulated with the support of WCO Members and development partners, especially the Organisation for Economic Co…
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…