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US imposes import duties on Vietnam steel products

The U.S. Department of Commerce slapped heavy import duties on some steel products from Vietnam after it decided they originated in China, violating the...

Vietnam launches National Single Window for aviation

The National Single Window (NSW) for aviation has been officially deployed in Vietnam, the facility expected to bring benefits to the government and all...

A look at PH customs chief’s first 100 days

Reforms geared towards eradicating corruption and increasing revenues marked the first 100 days in office of Philippine Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña, a Bureau of...

Free trade talks take back seat to societal issues in PH

Discussions on free trade in the Philippines have “taken a back seat” as the Duterte administration has shifted government focus to addressing the ills...

International customs community adopts Luxor Resolution on cross-border e-commerce

The World Customs Organization (WCO) Policy Commission (PC) has unanimously adopted the Luxor Resolution, which outlines the guiding principles for cross-border e-commerce. The resolution addresses eight...

WTO members apply fewer trade restrictions despite volatile economy

World Trade Organization (WTO) members introduced fewer trade-restrictive measures from mid-October 2016 to mid-October 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the organization’s...

42 draft orders on PH Customs act issued so far

The implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) will be contained in about 42 customs administrative orders (CAOs)...

Preparing for Customs Audit, Ensuring Trade Compliance

Our previous article discussed the expanded powers of the Bureau of Customs Post Clearance Audit Group (PCAG). This article will discuss how importers and...

One-stop customs clearance now observed across all China trade ports

Single-window customs clearance is now reportedly in place in the entire Chinese mainland, allowing companies to declare cargo and taxes with a single submission. A...

New ICC business guide demystifies international trade agreements

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organization, has released the first volume of Business Guide to Trade and Investment, a nuts...