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Source: WCO The heads of the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a joint statement on 6 April pledging to work together to facilitate trade in essential goods such as medical supplies, food, and energy. WCO Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya and WTO…
Source: WCO List of Temporary Import Supports by country List of Temporary Export Restrictions by country
Source: reliefweb I. General background In light of the current novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) global pandemic (COVID-19), the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the…
Source: TRACIT COVID-19 Medical Product Fraud Alert Dear colleagues, TRACIT has issued a statement warning consumers about the risks and growing availability of fake, falsified and substandard medical and healthcare products and medicines in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please help us raise…
Source: WTO WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo and International Chamber of Commerce Secretary-General John Denton issued on 2 April a joint statement calling for more dialogue with business to maximize the effectiveness of public policies to mitigate the economic damage resulting from the COVID…
Source: WTO The heads of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a joint statement on 31 March calling on governments to minimise the impact of COVID-19 related border restrictions on trade in food. “Now is the…
Source: WCO On 20 March 2020, in the light of the recent global challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), sent a letter encouraging Contracting Parties to the Conventions on temporary admission [1] to provide sufficient…
Source: Manila Bulletin The Bureau of Customs has issued Customs Memorandum Order No. 08-2020 which provides the guidelines on the implementation of Zero Contact Policy at BOC’s Assessment Offices. The order applies to all clients dealing with BOC such as Licensed Customs Brokers, declarants,…
Source: Kuensel With the border sealed, the government is tasked with ensuring the continuous supply of essential goods through Phuentsholing and avoiding the risk of Covid-19 from transporters entering the country. Essentials arrive in Indian trucks to the mini dry port in Phuentsholing. The Indian…