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 aims to help customs and government agencies, businesses and other stakeholders to respond to the current and emerging challenges. UFL chief ... [+]

IATA and WCO open the lines of communication

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has fully integrated its Cargo-XML messaging standard into the World Customs Organisation’s risk assessment tool (WCO) Cargo Targeting System (WCO CTS). It will allow electronic communication between airlines and customs authorities using the IATA Cargo-XML standards format and make communication simpler and more effective, as ... [+]

Test first before imposing data rules, says TIACA

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has called for further testing of advance data provision for air cargo and mail parcels security screening. Common global standards and procedures must also be developed to avoid disruption to world trade, secretary general Doug Brittin told the World Customs Organization’s (WCO) Annual Technical ... [+]

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