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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...

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...

ICC unveils roadmap to prevent ‘unprecedented collapse of value chains’

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued a 10-point roadmap to help governments fight the COVID-19 pandemic and limit its economic...

Laos eyes launch of AEO program before year ends

Lao PDR is planning to implement an Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) program before year-end, according to the World Customs Organization (WCO), which...

WCO, China Customs hold first global cross-border e-commerce summit

The First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference, co-hosted by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the General Administration of China Customs (GACC), has recognized the...

WCO launches 2018 theme, calls for securing supply chain

The World Customs Organization (WCO) has unveiled “A Secure Business Environment for Economic Development” as its slogan in 2018, introduced formally on January 26...

ASEAN, HK ink free trade, investment pacts

Economic ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Hong Kong signed two free trade and investment pacts on November 12, calling...

UN report assesses implementation rate of trade facilitation measures

The global implementation rate of measures on trade facilitation and paperless trade is picking up, although challenges persist, according to a new report launched...

Shanghai cargo clearance improves as customs deletes 11 items for approval

Cargo clearance efficiency in Shanghai, China, has been raised by about 30%, as the major port city continues to streamline clearance procedures to smoothen...

India’s customs board to allow self-seal for export cargoes

The customs department of India will allow self-sealing for export containers from October 1 in a move to promote a “trust based compliance environment”...