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Liza Almonte

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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...

WTO issues report on treatment of medical products in regional trade...

The World Trade Organization Secretariat has published a new report on the treatment of medical products in regional trade agreements (RTAs) amid...

IATA: Asia-Pacific aviation situation takes a turn for the worse

The latest estimates from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicate a worsening of the country impact from...