Cross-border trade has been a key driving force in the development of most of the world since the existence of the first civilizations. From the Silk Road that connected the East and West in ancient times to the goods we purchase online today, it has been essential to the growth of a multitude of civilizations, empires, and nations throughout the course of history. Decades back, countries in the European Union (EU) collaborated on facilitating cross-border economic activity w
The European Commission this week proposed a new initiative that will make it easier for different authorities involved in goods clearance to exchange electronic information submitted by traders, who will be able to submit the information required for import or export of goods only once. The so-called ‘EU Single Window Environment for Customs' aims to enhance cooperation and coordination between different authorities, in order to facilitate the automatic verification of non-c
By ODD-HELGE FJELDSTAD & GAEL RABALLAND Customs are often perceived as one of the most corrupt institutions in developing countries. Though difficult and complex, fighting corruption in customs is possible but requires an approach that is less centered on transposition of norms and practices from developed countries. In the World Bank’s recently published Global Report on Anti-Corruption, we argue that addressing the root causes of corruption goes beyond legal reforms, code o
Since 1947, states of the world have been working to liberalize international trade by reducing tariffs, under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and since 1995 under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreements. The main focus initially was to reduce tariffs. However, it has become increasingly clear that tariffs are not the only impediments, and perhaps not even the most important impediments, to the movement of goods across borders. The multiplicity of border age
ABU DHABI, Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, yesterday (May 9), inaugurated the Single Window of Logistics & Trade in Abu Dhabi during a visit to Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, Kizad, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports.
Sheikh Khalid was briefed on development plans in presence of Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport,
The company will be one of the first in the world to implement the technology in order to streamline the #supplychain and prevent #forgeries and delays. A step up in implementing advanced technology in ports: the Israel Ports Company, which develops and operates the Israeli Ports Community System (IPCS), has launched an innovative pilot project for transferring bills of lading, using #blockchain #technology. This new approach is expected to deliver significant savings in time
GTDW China Trade Development Week 2020 is CONFIRMED to take place 16-18 June, Shanghai Pudong. Co-hosted with APMEN Operational Center, Partnered with Shanghai Association of Foreign Investment & Quality Brands Protection Committee, China (QBPC). PROGRAM ENGLISH: http://bit.ly/37mxOOI PROGRAM MANDARIN: http://bit.ly/37cFLG5 EXHIBITION & PARTNERSHIPS As this is a free to attend event for delegates from Customs & Tax Authorities, Ministries of Trade/Economy/Finance, IP, Police
Sharing the recent article by Zach Tomlinson, Tradelens on a topic that resonates with the content of GTDW China Trade Development Week around this year's theme of 'Digitalization, Standardization & Interoperability of Trade Technologies' What is a 3PL? Third-party logistics (3PL) providers vary as widely as the industries and customer bases they serve. They can be bulk-scale freight forwarders, private couriers, fulfillment services, and many others. But what they have in co
Delighted to share details by our partners at ICC, under the leadership of John Denton, outlining new digital initiatives for global trade. We look forward to ICC and many of the technologies and players involved in these initiatives joining us for the 19th Global Trade Development Week China Forum & Technologies Expo, 16-18 June, Shanghai Pudong, under the theme: Digitalisation, Standardisation & Interoperability of Trade Technologies As part of ICC’s Declaration for the Nex
Dhaka Custom House (DCH) has put forward a proposal to install non-intrusive inspection tools worth Tk 2.14 billion at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) to ensure security and speed up passenger services. The DCH came up with the idea as it found the country's major and largest airport ill-equipped. VIEW FULL ARTICLE Join leading customs & tax administrations + trade facilitation related agencies at GTDW China Trade Development Week, 16-18 June, Shanghai Pudong.
The illicit trade in tobacco, especially cigarettes, costs South Africa’s economy billions of rand annually through lost tax revenue. According to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), the estimated loss through the illegal cigarette trade for the 2015/16 financial year was R6 billion. Aside from the local economic and health impact, illicit smuggling poses a threat across the Southern African region. Tackling the problem will improve regional economic outlooks and crippl
Ethiopia Launches Electronic Customs Processing Platform For Traders The Government of Ethiopia launches an electronic platform that will enhance efficiency in trade logistics landscape of the country by speeding the customs process for importers and exporters. Labelled, Ethiopia Electronic Single Window Service, is launched on Saturday in the presence of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed. It is said will reduce the 44 days hectic long paper work process for importers and exporte
Jordan Customs department to launch electronic platform for international trade Experimental electronic information platform known as the “TradeLens” system to facilitate international trade. The Jordan Customs Department (JCD) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Maersk GTD at the JCD building to launch an experimental electronic information platform known as the “TradeLens” system to facilitate international trade. It is based on “Blockchain” technology, whic
Multimodal technologies for secure & paperless supply chain are a key feature of the GTDW China program, 16-18 June with leading speakers from APMEN UNCTAD, IPCSA, IATA, DCSA and more - Programme: https://lnkd.in/fzHJUUD Last week, the Qingbaijiang District local government in Chengdu announced the launch of a blockchain platform for cross-border trade. It is aimed at the multimodal transport system commonly used for goods moved between China and Europe. One of the nation’s
Welcome outstanding speakers & exhibitors including major brand owners & trade facilitation heads including: Alan Bersin, Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs Roman Quaedvlieg, Former Commissioner, Australian Border Force; Former CEO, Australian Customs & Border Protection; Former Chief Police Officer, Australian Federal Police CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: · Alan Bersin, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School; Executive Chairman, Al