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WTO members gathered on 16 May for the inaugural meeting of the Committee on Trade Facilitation, the body responsible for overseeing implementation of the WTO’s historic Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Concluded at the WTO’s 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference, the TFA entered into force on 22…
The WCO has a busy calendar of meetings and this past week, its Trade Facilitation Agreement Working Group held its sessions. IFCBA Past Chair Jaime King and IFCBA Secretary Carol West were in attendance. For more details on the meeting, please read this article , which appeared in the WCO News…
A billionaire investor, a data-crunching genius and thousands of local postmen... How China's small-town stores are undergoing a tech revolution. Samson Yeung won't relent in connecting China's village stores until he's reached saturation. "A million stores would be a very good number to dominate…
One of the world's most important tech investors has told the logistics industry that there is little cause for its worrying about the emergence of Amazon as a third-party logistics provider. At last week's TPM conference in Long Beach, managing director at start-venture capital firm Felicis…
A major milestone for the global trading system was reached yesterday, 22 February 2017, when the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21-year history of the World Trade Organization, entered into force. In receiving four more ratifications for the Trade…
The WCO has published the 82nd edition of WCO News , the Organization’s flagship magazine aimed at the global Customs community, which provides a selection of informative articles that touch the international Customs and trade landscape. This edition features a special dossier on data analysis by…
Data is generated by every economic activity, including the movement of goods and people and circulates extensively along the global value chain. Collecting and analyzing data to enhance the effectiveness of border management is of paramount importance to Customs administrations. This year, in the…
Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, President of JCBA was awarded “the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” by His Majesty the Emperor at the Imperial Palace on 15th of November this year for having greatly contributed toward the advancement of customs brokerage in Japan. Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki has held…
Today, the World Customs Organization (WCO) released the 2017 edition of the Harmonized System Nomenclature, the world’s global standard for classifying goods in international trade, which will enter into force on 1 January 2017. Used by over 200 countries and economic or Customs unions as well as…