U-Freight welcomes e-commerce blueprint

The U-Freight Group (UFL) says it welcomes the World Customs Organization (WCO) new guiding principles for cross-border e-commerce aimed at developing common standards and tools for customs clearance and data harmonisation. The Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce – as adopted at the end of June 2018 by the WCO Council, was published in mid-July. Building upon the key principles laid down in the Luxor Resolution adopted in December 2017, the Framework ... [+]

U-Freight welcomes customs e-commerce pact

Hong Kong forwarder the U-Freight Group (UFL) has welcomed the Luxor Resolution on cross-border e-commerce, which was adopted by the World Customs Organisation on 7 December. The Resolution, addresses critical aspects of the e-commerce supply chain such as advance electronic data, facilitation and simplification safety and security and revenue collection and ... [+]

Customs men to talk developing world transit

The World Customs Organisation (WCO) will organise a Global Transit Conference on transforming landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) into ‘and-linked’ countries on 10-11 July. In 2014, the average cost to export one container from an LLDC was US$3,444 and $4,344 to import whereas transit countries had average costs of only $1,301 ... [+]

Customs chief to address FIATA Dublin congress

World Customs Organisation secretary general Kunio Mikuriya will be guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the FIATA World Congress in Dublin on 5 October. The freight forwarding body’s congress, which attracts up to 1,000 delegates, takes place in the Irish capital on 3-8 October this year at the Convention ... [+]

First joint port control for Afghanistan

Afghan Customs inaugurated the first Joint Port Control Unit (JPCU) as part of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-World Customs Organisation Container Control Programme (CCP) on 10 December. The office is located in the premises of the Afghanistan Customs Department in Kabul and has the latest IT systems, ... [+]

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