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WTO members were urged on 3 March to start preparing for the entry into force of the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) by notifying to the WTO what their technical assistance and capacity-building needs are, and how much time they will need to ensure effective implementation of the Agreement.…
The bi-annual World Conference of the IFCBA is designed for customs brokers who want to better understand the global trading environment. This year’s conference is titled "Facilitating Trade Through the Customs-Business Connection ” and will take place in Shanghai, China from May 17-21 . This event…
Join us for the 2016 IFCBA World Conference, “Facilitating Trade through the Customs-Business Connection” from May 17 – 21! This event promises to be of exceptional value to participants as it focuses on the implications of the latest border facilitation and security initiatives, and will provide…
Nearly two years after the Bali agreement, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), which seeks to ease Customs procedures to boost commerce. To implement the agreement, two-thirds of the total members, or 107 countries, have to…
The Congolese government has decided to reinstate the 24-hour operations of the Goma-Rubavu border posts. The move has been welcomed by residents of both sides of the border who look forward to increase trade volumes, mostly driven by cross-border trade. Cross-border trade plays an important part in…
Join us for the 2016 IFCBA World Conference , “Facilitating Trade through the Customs-Business Connection” from May 17 – 21! This event promises to be of exceptional value to participants as it focuses on the implications of the latest border facilitation and security initiatives, and will provide…
Ms. Carol West, CSCB President and IFCBA Secretary was recently interviewed on the evolving role of customs brokers in the trade chain, conducted by the Cross-border Research Association (CBRA) based out of Switzerland. Hi Carol, and thanks for joining a CBRA Interview – can you first tell a bit who…
The IFCBA would like to wish you a happy International Customs Day! The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, heralds 2016 as the Year of Digital Customs. At this year’s IFCBA World Conference being held in May, the impact of new technologies on trade practices…
The 2016 IFCBA World Conference, Facilitating Trade Through the Customs-Business Connection , will take place from May 17-21 at the WH Ming Hotel in Shanghai, China. Please click here to view conference details and to complete your registration. Our conference hosts, the China Customs Brokers…