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UNCTAD forecasts 20% drop in trade in 2020

International trade in goods is expected to continue its nosedive in the coming months as economies struggle to recover from lockdown measures...

Airfreight market takes sharpest dive ever in April

The global air freight markets in April 2020 posted a 27.7% decline in demand—its sharpest fall ever recorded—compared to the same period...

WTO goods barometer flashes red as COVID-19 disrupts world trade

The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to fall precipitously in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts...

Cambodia’s Air Cargo Control Unit seizes misdeclared COVID-19 test kits

The Air Cargo Control Unit at Phnom Penh airport in Cambodia recently detected a shipment from Hong Kong...

PH eyes tariffs to boost COVID war chest

The Philippine government is considering imposing tariff on certain import goods to raise revenues amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to Trade...

COVID-19 triggers massive decline in global trade, UNCTAD data shows

The coronavirus pandemic cut global trade values by 3% in the first quarter of this year, according to...

Survey reveals COVID’s “very disruptive” effect on supply chains

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has been “very disruptive” to supply chains, according to results of a survey...

National trade facilitation committees lead reforms, respond to COVID-19

Trade facilitation reforms are at the heart of countries’ responses to the economic slowdown, disruptions to global supply chains and shutdown of...

PH customs to start e-tracking of transit containers in June

The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) will roll out next month a system that tracks movement of containerized cargoes during transit and...

WCO, ICC call for increased action on customs, trade facilitation

The heads of the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) recently issued a...