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AEO implementation, a business perspective
28-02-2008

In actively implementing an AEO programme in the United Kingdom, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has adopted a robust approach where they expect company procedures to withstand their audit – which will be detailed and wide-ranging. If issues arise HMRC will simply stop the “audit clock”; resuming, to an agreed timescale, only when corrections are made. Traders should accept this simple approach which may be considered as a best practise.

Mark Corby

AEO
en, fr
AEO implementation, a business perspective
28-02-2008

In actively implementing an AEO programme in the United Kingdom, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has adopted a robust approach where they expect company procedures to withstand their audit – which will be detailed and wide-ranging. If issues arise HMRC will simply stop the “audit clock”; resuming, to an agreed timescale, only when corrections are made. Traders should accept this simple approach which may be considered as a best practise.

Mark Corby

AEO
en, fr
C-TPAT five years on: the SME Perspective
28-02-2008

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) recently celebrated its 5th birthday. The occasion warrants a review of the voluntary programme from the perspective of US small and medium traders (SMEs). For while the programme is voluntary, if non-participation puts an SME at a competitive disadvantage versus larger and multinational corporations, does it leave the SME with any choices beyond join or lose? Apparently so, as evidenced by the typically independent behavior of SMEs.

Leslie Levy

AEO
en, fr
C-TPAT five years on: the SME Perspective
28-02-2008

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) recently celebrated its 5th birthday. The occasion warrants a review of the voluntary programme from the perspective of US small and medium traders (SMEs). For while the programme is voluntary, if non-participation puts an SME at a competitive disadvantage versus larger and multinational corporations, does it leave the SME with any choices beyond join or lose? Apparently so, as evidenced by the typically independent behavior of SMEs.

Leslie Levy

AEO
en, fr
Security and Facilitation, the two scenarios
28-02-2008

The WCO and its Member administrations share with trade bodies a genuine concern to set and maintain a fair and fruitful balance between facilitation and security but they are not helped by sharp differences in the ownership of each side of the equation.

John Raven

AEO, customs controls
en, fr
Security and Facilitation, the two scenarios
28-02-2008

The WCO and its Member administrations share with trade bodies a genuine concern to set and maintain a fair and fruitful balance between facilitation and security but they are not helped by sharp differences in the ownership of each side of the equation.

John Raven

AEO, customs controls
en, fr
Indonesian Customs and Excise
28-02-2008

Carrying out the main duties of The Ministry of Finance in customs and excise matters based on policy stipulated by the ministry and securing government policy regarding the incoming and outgoing traffic of goods into or from the Customs Territory and to collect Import Duties and Excise and others government revenue in accordance with the applied laws.

customs administrations; organisations
en, fr
Indonesian Customs and Excise
28-02-2008

Carrying out the main duties of The Ministry of Finance in customs and excise matters based on policy stipulated by the ministry and securing government policy regarding the incoming and outgoing traffic of goods into or from the Customs Territory and to collect Import Duties and Excise and others government revenue in accordance with the applied laws.

customs administrations; organisations
en, fr
Customs and free zones
28-02-2008

In recent times, we have witnessed a clear shift of the role of Customs from the collection of VAT and Customs duties towards the application of non-tariff measures, including those related to security and safety, the fight against counterfeit goods, money laundering, drugs trafficking, economic crimes, the illicit trade in wild fauna and flora, as well as the application of sanitary, health, environmental and consumer protection measures. This increase in the role and responsibility of Customs has generally led to a rise in the physical inspection of goods in many countries with inevitable constraints on fast clearance times.

Dr. Francesca Trampus

storage
en, fr
Customs and free zones
28-02-2008

In recent times, we have witnessed a clear shift of the role of Customs from the collection of VAT and Customs duties towards the application of non-tariff measures, including those related to security and safety, the fight against counterfeit goods, money laundering, drugs trafficking, economic crimes, the illicit trade in wild fauna and flora, as well as the application of sanitary, health, environmental and consumer protection measures. This increase in the role and responsibility of Customs has generally led to a rise in the physical inspection of goods in many countries with inevitable constraints on fast clearance times.

Dr. Francesca Trampus

storage
en, fr
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Harmonized System
28-02-2008

The Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) came into being at the same time as the Brussels Nomenclature and the Brussels Definition of Value (BDV), and these two Conventions formed the pillars of the Organization at its beginnings in 1952. As time went on, international trade developments gathered pace and Customs’ missions evolved. At the same time, demand for use of the Nomenclature grew not only for Customs revenue collection purposes, but also for manifold socio-economic reasons. As a result, the Brussels Nomenclature developed into the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS). This System, which entered into force in 1988, is the common language for global trade.

classification of goods
en, fr
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Harmonized System
28-02-2008

The Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) came into being at the same time as the Brussels Nomenclature and the Brussels Definition of Value (BDV), and these two Conventions formed the pillars of the Organization at its beginnings in 1952. As time went on, international trade developments gathered pace and Customs’ missions evolved. At the same time, demand for use of the Nomenclature grew not only for Customs revenue collection purposes, but also for manifold socio-economic reasons. As a result, the Brussels Nomenclature developed into the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS). This System, which entered into force in 1988, is the common language for global trade.

classification of goods
en, fr
COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY: Crime of the 21 century
31-10-2007

By selecting the fight against counterfeiting and piracy as its theme for 2007, the international Customs community has set the tone by demonstrating its firm commitment to the task of combating this phenomenon.

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY: Crime of the 21 century
31-10-2007

By selecting the fight against counterfeiting and piracy as its theme for 2007, the international Customs community has set the tone by demonstrating its firm commitment to the task of combating this phenomenon.

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Customs and counterfeiting …taking the fight to the front line
31-10-2007

It’s 12.54, a 40 foot container full of cosmetics swings overhead, borne by one of the hundreds of cranes in the port of Shanghai. Two seconds later another 40-footer with more than 8 million cigarettes hidden inside is loaded onto a ship bound for West Africa. Only 2 further seconds tick by before a crane swings into action to load a container full of tea en route to Dubai. Every 2 seconds a container leaves the port of Shanghai. Who could fail to be impressed by the never-ending dance of these huge metal boxes, symbols of the globalisation of trade!

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Customs and counterfeiting …taking the fight to the front line
31-10-2007

It’s 12.54, a 40 foot container full of cosmetics swings overhead, borne by one of the hundreds of cranes in the port of Shanghai. Two seconds later another 40-footer with more than 8 million cigarettes hidden inside is loaded onto a ship bound for West Africa. Only 2 further seconds tick by before a crane swings into action to load a container full of tea en route to Dubai. Every 2 seconds a container leaves the port of Shanghai. Who could fail to be impressed by the never-ending dance of these huge metal boxes, symbols of the globalisation of trade!

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
SECURE
31-10-2007

WCO Members have resolved to strengthen the position of Customs with regard to the protection of intellectual property rights by developing a set of IPR Standards known as “SECURE” (Standards Employed by Customs for Uniform Rights Enforcement). The purpose of this consolidated platform is to promote better compliance with intellectual property rights at borders by building Customs capacity and strengthening cooperation with its international partners and rights holders.

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
SECURE
31-10-2007

WCO Members have resolved to strengthen the position of Customs with regard to the protection of intellectual property rights by developing a set of IPR Standards known as “SECURE” (Standards Employed by Customs for Uniform Rights Enforcement). The purpose of this consolidated platform is to promote better compliance with intellectual property rights at borders by building Customs capacity and strengthening cooperation with its international partners and rights holders.

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Securing border measures, available proceedings and their respective advantages and disadvantages
31-10-2007

Once Customs authorities have suspended the release of goods infringing an intellectual property right, right-holders have to secure border measures by filing proceedings. For this purpose, right-holders have a number of different options. The present article briefly examines the different alternatives available and looks at their advantages and disadvantages. This is very important since the resources and anti-counterfeiting budgets of right-holders are limited and consequently, right-holders should follow up border measures on a case by case basis to ensure that they add strategic value to their efforts.

Marius Schneider

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Securing border measures, available proceedings and their respective advantages and disadvantages
31-10-2007

Once Customs authorities have suspended the release of goods infringing an intellectual property right, right-holders have to secure border measures by filing proceedings. For this purpose, right-holders have a number of different options. The present article briefly examines the different alternatives available and looks at their advantages and disadvantages. This is very important since the resources and anti-counterfeiting budgets of right-holders are limited and consequently, right-holders should follow up border measures on a case by case basis to ensure that they add strategic value to their efforts.

Marius Schneider

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Counterfeiting trends in the pharmaceutical industry
31-10-2007

The Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI) has as its top priority, the protection of the public health through the disruption and dismantling of criminal groups involved in counterfeit pharmaceuticals. To that end the PSI works closely with the WCO, Customs administrations, other law enforcement agencies and drug regulatory authorities. While some sense of the global counterfeiting problem is conveyed by well publicised cases, too often the availability of counterfeiting data is limited even at times dubious, overly optimistic, very pessimistic, or highly questionable estimates are presented as fact.

Ashley How

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Counterfeiting trends in the pharmaceutical industry
31-10-2007

The Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI) has as its top priority, the protection of the public health through the disruption and dismantling of criminal groups involved in counterfeit pharmaceuticals. To that end the PSI works closely with the WCO, Customs administrations, other law enforcement agencies and drug regulatory authorities. While some sense of the global counterfeiting problem is conveyed by well publicised cases, too often the availability of counterfeiting data is limited even at times dubious, overly optimistic, very pessimistic, or highly questionable estimates are presented as fact.

Ashley How

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Counterfeit medicines, a threat to public health!
31-10-2007

The considerable rise in incidences directly related to the counterfeiting of prescription medicines and the associated threat to public health over the past 3 years has been a major factor in Merck & Co., Inc. (known as Merck MSD in Europe) dedicating increased resources to preventing and detecting counterfeits and counterfeiting operations worldwide. Globalisation and the Internet have led to greatly increased volumes of international trade and, unfortunately, have also presented opportunities for dishonest and unscrupulous criminals and traders to exploit the system.

Chris Merchant

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Counterfeit medicines, a threat to public health!
31-10-2007

The considerable rise in incidences directly related to the counterfeiting of prescription medicines and the associated threat to public health over the past 3 years has been a major factor in Merck & Co., Inc. (known as Merck MSD in Europe) dedicating increased resources to preventing and detecting counterfeits and counterfeiting operations worldwide. Globalisation and the Internet have led to greatly increased volumes of international trade and, unfortunately, have also presented opportunities for dishonest and unscrupulous criminals and traders to exploit the system.

Chris Merchant

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Germany makes IPR a top priority
31-10-2007

Trademark and product piracy is one of the greatest threats to trade and fair competition today. The amount of damage such activity causes to the economy, to the state and to consumers means that the authorities and the holders of the rights themselves need to invest a great deal of effort to combat this form of economic crime. German Customs has not been found wanting in this regard and for years now has been deploying multi-layered strategies to meet the challenge of curbing trademark and product piracy, and has stepped up its efforts to this end in recent years. As such, we are very proud that the WCO Council at its last meeting decided to award the WCO trophy to German Customs in recognition of its work, endeavours and results in this field.

l'Administration des douanes allemandes

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Germany makes IPR a top priority
31-10-2007

Trademark and product piracy is one of the greatest threats to trade and fair competition today. The amount of damage such activity causes to the economy, to the state and to consumers means that the authorities and the holders of the rights themselves need to invest a great deal of effort to combat this form of economic crime. German Customs has not been found wanting in this regard and for years now has been deploying multi-layered strategies to meet the challenge of curbing trademark and product piracy, and has stepped up its efforts to this end in recent years. As such, we are very proud that the WCO Council at its last meeting decided to award the WCO trophy to German Customs in recognition of its work, endeavours and results in this field.

l'Administration des douanes allemandes

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
New Zealand’s Border Protection Notice System trounces the fake trade
31-10-2007

The New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) regularly intercepts counterfeit and pirated goods at the border. Between 1997 and 2007, NZCS removed about 1.1 million counterfeit goods from the market. Customs officers intercept these items at airports, ports and the International Mail Centre in Auckland.

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
New Zealand’s Border Protection Notice System trounces the fake trade
31-10-2007

The New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) regularly intercepts counterfeit and pirated goods at the border. Between 1997 and 2007, NZCS removed about 1.1 million counterfeit goods from the market. Customs officers intercept these items at airports, ports and the International Mail Centre in Auckland.

illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Counterfeiting, the internet and the postal dilemma
31-10-2007

In an era of virtual worlds where everything is just one click away, the flow of postal packages is intensifying with the development of internet sales, and this is not making the task of Customs services any easier, particularly when it comes to combating counterfeiting and piracy.

e-commerce, illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
Counterfeiting, the internet and the postal dilemma
31-10-2007

In an era of virtual worlds where everything is just one click away, the flow of postal packages is intensifying with the development of internet sales, and this is not making the task of Customs services any easier, particularly when it comes to combating counterfeiting and piracy.

e-commerce, illicit trade, fraud
en, fr
At last, the first mutual recognition agreement!
31-10-2007

Mutual recognition, a key concept in the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards to secure and facilitate global trade, became a reality on Friday 29 June 2007 when New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) Comptroller, Martyn Dunne, and United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) Commissioner, W. Ralph Basham, signed a bilateral supply chain security Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA). The ceremony was witnessed by Members of the Council - the WCO’s supreme decision-making body - who had gathered in Brussels at the Organization’s headquarters for their annual sessions.

AEO
en, fr
At last, the first mutual recognition agreement!
31-10-2007

Mutual recognition, a key concept in the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards to secure and facilitate global trade, became a reality on Friday 29 June 2007 when New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) Comptroller, Martyn Dunne, and United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) Commissioner, W. Ralph Basham, signed a bilateral supply chain security Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA). The ceremony was witnessed by Members of the Council - the WCO’s supreme decision-making body - who had gathered in Brussels at the Organization’s headquarters for their annual sessions.

AEO
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