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YANGON, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Union Parliament has ratified the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Agreemnt on e-commerce, Myanmar News Agency reported Friday. The approval was made on Thursday at the 10th session of the Union Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw. The ASEAN economic…
Reducing trade costs is essential for economies to effectively use trade as an engine of growth and sustainable development. Trade facilitation plays a pivotal role in reducing trade costs, on top of existing efforts to dismantle tariff and non-tariff barriers and enhance physical connectivity. In…
Singapore (ANTARA News) - Heads of State of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) participants-ASEAN Member States and ASEAN`s free trade agreement partners -- Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand -- agreed to conclude RCEP negotiations in 2019. "We reaffirmed our…
A Dutch customs expert has told MPs that the problem over the Irish border question in Brexit is “a fictitious problem”. Hans Massen, a former chairman of the Dutch Association of Customs Brokers, made the claim while giving evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee in Westminster yesterday…
Japan, China and 14 other Asia-Pacific countries are unlikely to meet their goal of reaching a substantial conclusion on the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade pact by the end of the year, a Japanese trade ministry official said. Leaders of the 16 countries, set to meet…
To promote cross-border commerce within the region, regional trade rules on e-commerce will be streamlined and operating barriers to entry for businesses will be lowered. With its burgeoning middle class and a new generation of tech-savvy consumers, ASEAN is poised for an e-commerce boom. The…
The leaders, ministers and officials of the APEC member economies are convening this week in Port Moresby. Their urgent task is to ensure Asia-Pacific trade and digital development, and keep rising uncertainty in the global economy in check. Under the theme “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities,…
The Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Belgium Dilyor Khakimov has met with Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WTO) Kunio Mikuriya in Brussels, UzDaily.uz reported. The head of the organization emphasized that the world community has been following with great attention the large-scale…
The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is Jamaica’s principal border management entity, and its core mission of facilitating trade, optimising revenue collection and delivering high quality customer service, underpins the necessity for the Agency to conform to international best practices that govern…