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Updated Trade Facilitation Guidance now available

The World Customs Organization has updated the Trade Facilitation Agreement Implementation Guidance, incorporating new tools and instruments and adding more Members’ practices. The Guidance makes it...

Myanmar’s automated customs system off to a shaky start

The new automated customs system of Myanmar is now up, but not working as smoothly as envisioned, as shippers reported various issues that have...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 2: Background and History of...

This is the second in a series of articles on the Philippine Customs Modernization and Tariff Act. For Series 1, click here. Preliminary Work. Sometime in...

HK exports fall in October after September growth

Hong Kong’s total exports of goods (comprising re-exports and domestic exports) decreased by 1.8% in October from a year earlier to HKD313.7 billion (US$40.4...

Singapore lowers growth cap for 2016, takes modest outlook for 2017

Singapore’s trade ministry has narrowed its growth forecast for the national economy in 2016, citing weak global trade as GDP expansion in the third...

PH customs eyes ASYCUDA World to automate processes

The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is in discussions to implement by next year ASYCUDA World, the latest version of the Automated System for...

Draft PH customs order revises rules for abandoned goods

The draft customs administrative order (CAO) governing the processing of abandoned goods at Philippine gateways has been released by the Department of Finance (DOF)...

PH agriculture agency cancels meat, agri import permits

The Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) has cancelled all import permits for meat and agricultural products to curb the rise in smuggling during the...

Singapore factory output rises 1.2% in October

Singapore’s manufacturing output increased 1.2% in October 2016 year-on-year, the third straight month of growth, although at a weaker rate but still above market...

Aviation Single Window for December test run at Hanoi airport

The Hanoi Customs Department is all set to deploy next month the test model for Vietnam’s Aviation Single Window at Noi Bai International Airport,...