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FIATA publishes customs best practice guide

[ January 10, 2023   //   ]

International forwarders group FIATA has published a new document on customs issues. Practical Guide: Business Continuity Planning – Guidance for customs and border clearance provides practical tips for freight forwarders and customs administrations to be prepared for current and future crises.

FIATA says that the pandemic and other recent events show that businesses and countries who were able to quickly put into action business continuity or emergency/crisis plans, generally responded quicker and had better results in times of uncertainty.

FIATA encourages the freight forwarding community and customs authorities put in place business continuity procedures that incorporate best practices such as digital customs clearance, a coordinated and collaborative approach for more simple and efficient goods clearance, accessible Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) programmes with tangible benefits and to ensure closer cooperation of customs authorities, private sector and other trade facilitation measures.

Business Continuity Planning Guide by FIATA – Flipsnack