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The Department of Finance (DOF) said the TradeNet platform, which will enable the government to eliminate trade-data discrepancy, will be fully operational in December. Based on the latest economic bulletin of the DOF, the implementation of the TradeNet online platform will help further reduce…
The International Trade Centre and the World Customs Organization have collaborated to develop an online tool called the “ Rules of Origin Facilitator ”. The purpose of the tool is to support the user in determining whether a product is covered by a preferential tariff scheme and to find the related…
'The eyes of the world are on Ottawa right now, so let's make the most of it,' says WTO head Thirteen World Trade Organization members are getting together in Ottawa today for talks meant to be a first step toward fixing the increasingly troubled global trading system. International Trade…
UK freight industry sources are becoming increasingly anxious that roll-out of the country’s recently introduced Customs Declaration System (CDS) is not quick enough and could throw the country’s international trade into chaos in the event of a no-deal Brexit. For full details, please click here .
The United States has requested WTO dispute consultations with the Russian Federation concerning additional duties applied by Russia on certain imports of US goods. The request was circulated to WTO members on 29 August. For full details. click here .
On August 1, 2018, there was a formal merger of the General Administration of China Customs and the China Inspection and Quarantine Agency. As a result, the Customs Declaration form has been amended. Our colleagues in the China Customs Broker Association have provided us with this detailed…
The WCO has published two key documents that will provide detailed guidance and further support for the implementation of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) programmes and their complementary Mutual Recognition Arrangements/Agreements (MRAs) in a more effective and harmonized manner globally: the…
By Colbert Lam - Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Beginning Aug. 1 companies importing into China must file a new, single customs declaration that combines the requirements of the General Administration of Customs and China Inspection and Quarantine. However, there are already reports that…
WTO members introduced more trade-restrictive measures from mid-October 2017 to mid-May 2018 compared to the previous review period (mid-October 2016 to mid-October 2017), according to the Director-General's mid-year report on trade-related developments presented to members on 25 July at a meeting…