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Harmonized System 2022 accepted, features over 300 amendments

The 2022 edition of the Harmonized System (HS 2022) has been officially adopted, with over 300 sets of key amendments contained, and...

East Asia shows resilience in 2019 but 2020 growth to slow...

Growth in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region is projected to slow from an estimated 5.8% in 2019 to 5.7% in...

Political crisis drags HK into deep downturn at close of 2019

Hong Kong ended 2019 in a severe downturn, with business activity and new sales still falling sharply in December amid the ongoing...

Vietnam customs collection hits record $15B in 2019

Vietnam's customs department contributed a record VND348 trillion (US$15 billion) to the state budget from the collection of import and export taxes...

China’s manufacturing sector maintains modest improvement

Operating conditions for Chinese manufacturers continued to improve in December, with firms registering a further strong rise in output, although the Caixin...

ASEAN mfg sector logs softest decline as output, orders rise

Manufacturing conditions in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) deteriorated at their softest pace in December since the current downturn began...

WCO-UPU body okays guidelines on enhancing data quality for online exchange

The World Customs Organization-Universal Postal Union (WCO-UPU) Contact Committee has approved the “Joint WCO-UPU Guidelines on data capture and compliance with the...

Excise goods smuggling up almost 100% — report finds

Customs authorities worldwide reported 26,220 cases of excise goods smuggling in 2018, involving 31,150 seizures of alcohol, cigarettes and other tobacco products...

WCO releases latest IPR trafficking report

The World Customs Organization (WCO) said that in 2018, it received reports documenting 34,120 cases of trafficking of products covered by intellectual...

WCO report: drug trafficking cases up 7%

There were 45,497 drug trafficking cases submitted by 126 countries to the World Customs Organization (WCO) in 2018, up by 6.9% compared...