Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Illicit trade leads to over $2T in economic losses yearly —...

More than US$2 trillion in economic losses is incurred each year due to smuggling, counterfeiting, trafficking of humans and wildlife, and other...

Indonesian cops seize record 300kg of meth in Jakarta

Indonesian police have foiled the biggest distribution of crystal methamphetamine in the country, seizing nearly 300 kilograms (kg) of the illegal drugs...

WCO members urged to consult updated WHO advice for int’l traffic

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is inviting its members to consult the updated World Health Organization (WHO) advice for international traffic issued...

WCO: coordination in border management can mitigate ASF risk during Lunar...

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is urging customs authorities to implement Coordinated Border Management (CBM) as it joins the World Organisation for...

IMF sees slight pickup in Asia amid early signs of global...

Growth in emerging and developing Asia will inch up slightly from 5.6% in 2019 to 5.8% in 2020 and 5.9% in 2021,...

SG Customs announces updates concerning origin certificate, mfg cost statement

Singapore Customs announced it will soon use email to communicate information regarding Certificate of Origin matters, and will stop accepting hard-copy submissions...

UN report: FDI flows in SE Asia up 19% in 2019

Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into developing Asia fell 6% in 2019 compared to a year ago, even as the region continued...

East Asia’s growth to moderate to 5.2% in 2020-21 — UNCTAD...

Against an increasingly challenging external environment, East Asia is projected to grow at a more moderate pace of 5.2% in 2020 and...

Indonesia inks historic $23B in business deals with UAE

Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed 16 cooperation agreements comprised of five government-to-government deals and 11 businesses-to-business deals. ...

Myanmar economy to grow 6.4% amid strong transport, telecoms investments—WB report

Myanmar’s economy continues to show resilience despite the ongoing global slowdown and domestic uncertainties, according to a new World Bank (WB) report.