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Source: FreightWaves In recent years, blockchain-based use cases have found significant traction within the freight industry. Blockchain’s ability to decentralize information and store it in an immutable ledger accessible by every stakeholder in the value chain can drive industry-wide collaboration…
Source: WTO At a meeting of the Committee on Rules of Origin on 15-16 May, WTO members continued to review the use and application of preferential rules of origin programmes for least-developed countries (LDCs). Members discussed a report from the WTO Secretariat looking at possible links between…
Source: APEC News Trade Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a statement following their meeting in Vina del Mar on 17-18 May 2019. The statement reflects the outcomes of the 2019 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting chaired by Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Roberto Ampuero.…
Source: Xinhuanet BEIJING, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese customs will strengthen international collaboration on intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, an official with the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said Wednesday. Jin Hai, chief of the GAC's Department of General Operation, told a…
Source: WTO INDIA - TARIFF TREATMENT ON CERTAIN GOODS REQUEST FOR CONSULTATIONS BY JAPAN The following communication, dated 10 May 2019, from the delegation of Japan to the delegation of India, is circulated to the Dispute Settlement Body in accordance with Article 4.4 of the DSU. Please click here…
Source: Lloyd's Loading List It has been brought to our attention that Maersk is expanding its online booking services to include customs clearance and is already licensed to operate as a customs broker in some countries. IFCBA members may want to watch for when Maersk adds your country to the list…
The 13th Session of the WCO’s Technical Expert Group on Air Cargo Security (TEGACS) opened on 29 April 2019 with a record number of participants from among the World Customs Organization (WCO) Members, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Member States, and from the private sector.…
Source: The Times of India KOCHI: The World Customs Organization (WCO), the world body for Customs agencies of various countries, called for enhancing cross border trade and international logistics. The call was made by the representatives of various customs agencies from around 33 countries in the…
Source: The Korea Times Korea has vowed to take a leading role in fostering talented customs officials worldwide by capitalizing on its unique experience and knowhow in "capacity building" in administration. Organized by the Korea Customs Service (KCS), capacity building is an initiative to help…