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The 2018 edition of the WTO’s flagship publication finds that digital technologies — namely the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and Blockchain — will have a profound impact on global trade, adding up to 34 percentage points to trade growth by 2030 thanks to lower costs and…
At the end of the second quarter (April – September) of the fiscal year 2018/19, the Jamaica Customs Agency's (JCA) revenue out-turn stood at $111.316 billion, approximately 1.7 per cent or $1.843 billion above the targeted collection of $109.472 billion, and 10 per cent or $9.709 billion over the…
The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the US, EU and Japan covers developments in October 2018. Trade agreements, rules of origin, tariffs and schedules are all covered in depth in the re:source by just-style strategic planning…
The 18th ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2012, adopted a decision to establish an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) with an indicative date of 2018. 1 The free trade area is to include all…
Trade issues continue to be at the forefront of various multi-lateral and multi-sectoral policy dialogues, predictably, with the further escalation of trade tensions broadly acknowledged as a key risk dimming global economic prospects in the medium-term. Amidst increased uncertainty, there is an…
The role played in turbulent times deserves some credit and at least 15 minutes in the spotlight. For all those in trade who’ve always wished for their 15 minutes of fame, I think we can safely say we’ve hit that mark. When family members start asking questions about country of origin and tariff…
Here is the link for the Peru - Thailand Free Trade Agreement: http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/PER_THA_FTA/Index_e.asp
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (‘NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman and the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Mr Hassan Bello, have urged importers and members of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) to embrace the trade facilitation programme of…
The Zambia Revenue Authority -ZRA- has praised Clearing and Forwarding Agents in Zambia for improved tax compliance and trade facilitation. ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda says the Authority appreciates the work of Clearing and Forwarding Agents because they are important in the…