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Focus on air cargo security
28-02-2011

Recent detection of explosives in air cargo packages in October 2010 was the latest reminder of terrorist threats to the global trade supply chain which is vulnerable to disruption. Fortunately the plot was thwarted due to specific intelligence information and the collaboration of various public and private agencies, including Customs.

Kunio Mikuriya

AEO
en, fr
Focus on air cargo security
28-02-2011

Recent detection of explosives in air cargo packages in October 2010 was the latest reminder of terrorist threats to the global trade supply chain which is vulnerable to disruption. Fortunately the plot was thwarted due to specific intelligence information and the collaboration of various public and private agencies, including Customs.

Kunio Mikuriya

AEO
en, fr
“A successful response would enhance air cargo security without disrupting commerce”
28-02-2011

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) recently created the Global Air Cargo Advisory Committee (GACAG) to address global issues affecting the air cargo supply chain.

Michael Steen

AEO
en, fr
“A successful response would enhance air cargo security without disrupting commerce”
28-02-2011

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) recently created the Global Air Cargo Advisory Committee (GACAG) to address global issues affecting the air cargo supply chain.

Michael Steen

AEO
en, fr
Serbian Customs Service
28-02-2011

The vision of the Serbian Customs Service for the 21st Century is in line with the development vision and position of Customs administrations across the globe. Serbian Customs is continuously developing and shaping itself by looking at the most modern Customs systems in the world, and striving to accomplish the highest level of professionalism, efficiency and security through its reform activities.

customs and other authorities
en, fr
Serbian Customs Service
28-02-2011

The vision of the Serbian Customs Service for the 21st Century is in line with the development vision and position of Customs administrations across the globe. Serbian Customs is continuously developing and shaping itself by looking at the most modern Customs systems in the world, and striving to accomplish the highest level of professionalism, efficiency and security through its reform activities.

customs and other authorities
en, fr
Traders in fake products exploit the internet
31-10-2010

Counterfeit and pirated goods being sold over the internet, which are mainly delivered via the post, do not appear to have been affected by the economic downturn according to the 2009 Report on EU Customs Actions to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights published by the European Commission. Increasing sales of these goods to European consumers are frustrating attempts to stem this illegal trade the Report further suggests.

e-commerce
en, fr
Traders in fake products exploit the internet
31-10-2010

Counterfeit and pirated goods being sold over the internet, which are mainly delivered via the post, do not appear to have been affected by the economic downturn according to the 2009 Report on EU Customs Actions to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights published by the European Commission. Increasing sales of these goods to European consumers are frustrating attempts to stem this illegal trade the Report further suggests.

e-commerce
en, fr
Africa’s efforts to combat fake trade during 2010 FIFA World Cup applauded
31-10-2010

Sports events are big business and the spin-off sales from merchandise are worth millions. For this reason companies who own international brands pay huge sums of money to supply products and associate their brands with significant sporting events.

illicit trade
en, fr
Africa’s efforts to combat fake trade during 2010 FIFA World Cup applauded
31-10-2010

Sports events are big business and the spin-off sales from merchandise are worth millions. For this reason companies who own international brands pay huge sums of money to supply products and associate their brands with significant sporting events.

illicit trade
en, fr
A new weapon in the fight against counterfeiting
31-10-2010

Whereas some fake goods are of poor quality and bear only a passing resemblance to the genuine article, others are similar in almost every respect. Fake drugs for example are designed to look like real pills, and the best can fool a room of experts. This is what makes the task of distinguishing between fake and genuine products even harder.

illicit trade
en, fr
A new weapon in the fight against counterfeiting
31-10-2010

Whereas some fake goods are of poor quality and bear only a passing resemblance to the genuine article, others are similar in almost every respect. Fake drugs for example are designed to look like real pills, and the best can fool a room of experts. This is what makes the task of distinguishing between fake and genuine products even harder.

illicit trade
en, fr
Customs-business partnership
31-10-2010

Being the WCO’s Year of the CustomsBusiness Partnership, the Council acknowledged the contribution of the private sector to the work of Customs by witnessing the signing of renewed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between the WCO and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, the Global Express Association, the International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations, and The International Air Cargo Association respectively.

customs and other authorities
en, fr
Customs-business partnership
31-10-2010

Being the WCO’s Year of the CustomsBusiness Partnership, the Council acknowledged the contribution of the private sector to the work of Customs by witnessing the signing of renewed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between the WCO and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, the Global Express Association, the International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations, and The International Air Cargo Association respectively.

customs and other authorities
en, fr
Accessions to WCO instruments grow
31-10-2010

WCO Members continue to accede to the Organization’s key instruments; a clear demonstration of the crucial role they place in assisting Customs administrations to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s global trading environment.

law international
en, fr
Accessions to WCO instruments grow
31-10-2010

WCO Members continue to accede to the Organization’s key instruments; a clear demonstration of the crucial role they place in assisting Customs administrations to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s global trading environment.

law international
en, fr
SAFE Package launched
31-10-2010

June 2010 marked the fifth anniversary of the endorsement by the WCO Council of the SAFE Framework of Standards to secure and facilitate global trade.

AEO, law international
en, fr
SAFE Package launched
31-10-2010

June 2010 marked the fifth anniversary of the endorsement by the WCO Council of the SAFE Framework of Standards to secure and facilitate global trade.

AEO, law international
en, fr
COMESA begins to roll-out its simplified trade regime
31-10-2010

A small scale trader waits in the shade of a tree at the Mwanza Border Post between Malawi and Mozambique. Somewhere inside, a clearing agent is completing complicated paperwork on his behalf for a sum of money. The agent will deal with Customs officials, go over forms, calculate import duties and taxes and so on or sometimes even disappear with the trader’s money!

origin of goods
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COMESA begins to roll-out its simplified trade regime
31-10-2010

A small scale trader waits in the shade of a tree at the Mwanza Border Post between Malawi and Mozambique. Somewhere inside, a clearing agent is completing complicated paperwork on his behalf for a sum of money. The agent will deal with Customs officials, go over forms, calculate import duties and taxes and so on or sometimes even disappear with the trader’s money!

origin of goods
en, fr
Abu Dhabi Customs Administration
31-10-2010

Abu Dhabi is the largest of seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a federation of states situated in the south east of the Arabian Peninsula. As the capital of the UAE, the City of Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan metropolis and the centre of the country’s political and industrial activities as well as a major cultural and commercial focal point.

customs and other authorities
en, fr
Abu Dhabi Customs Administration
31-10-2010

Abu Dhabi is the largest of seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a federation of states situated in the south east of the Arabian Peninsula. As the capital of the UAE, the City of Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan metropolis and the centre of the country’s political and industrial activities as well as a major cultural and commercial focal point.

customs and other authorities
en, fr
Trade in wild plants and animals should be legal, traceable and sustainable
31-10-2010

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, known by its acronym CITES or ‘the Washington Convention’, is an international agreement between governments aimed at ensuring that the international trade in species of wild animals and plants does not put their survival at risk.

John Scanlon

illicit trade, law international
en, fr
Trade in wild plants and animals should be legal, traceable and sustainable
31-10-2010

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, known by its acronym CITES or ‘the Washington Convention’, is an international agreement between governments aimed at ensuring that the international trade in species of wild animals and plants does not put their survival at risk.

John Scanlon

illicit trade, law international
en, fr
A plain-language guide to the Customs valuation agreement
31-10-2010

During the autumn, the World Trade Organization and Cambridge University Press will publish A Handbook on the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement.

Sheri Rosenow, Brian J. O'Shea

value of goods
en, fr
A plain-language guide to the Customs valuation agreement
31-10-2010

During the autumn, the World Trade Organization and Cambridge University Press will publish A Handbook on the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement.

Sheri Rosenow, Brian J. O'Shea

value of goods
en
Risk management: what can you really manage?
30-06-2010

There is so much written about risk management, itseemsthat there is nothing left to say. Conceptually, “risk” is used to denote perils, loss, dangerous occurrences, hazards, and even vulnerabilities. Those of us who had to teach management at college and university levels know that management from the time of Henri Fayol’s 14 principles in 1916 to current management teaching includes functional principles such as planning, organizing, commanding, controlling, leading, budgeting; principles in human resources like personnel administration, human motivation and relations, training, development and performance appraisals, and operational management. In other words, risk management, involves every aspect of an organization’s status and operations. But what aboutsecurity in a global supply chain? In the supply chain there are risk elements like third parties, foreign shippers, carriers, weather, foreign governmentinvolvement, disruption in the process, timing, language, cargo quality and quantity, and other forces.

Dr. James R. Giermanski

customs control
en
Risk management: what can you really manage?
30-06-2010

There is so much written about risk management, itseemsthat there is nothing left to say. Conceptually, “risk” is used to denote perils, loss, dangerous occurrences, hazards, and even vulnerabilities. Those of us who had to teach management at college and university levels know that management from the time of Henri Fayol’s 14 principles in 1916 to current management teaching includes functional principles such as planning, organizing, commanding, controlling, leading, budgeting; principles in human resources like personnel administration, human motivation and relations, training, development and performance appraisals, and operational management. In other words, risk management, involves every aspect of an organization’s status and operations. But what aboutsecurity in a global supply chain? In the supply chain there are risk elements like third parties, foreign shippers, carriers, weather, foreign governmentinvolvement, disruption in the process, timing, language, cargo quality and quantity, and other forces.

Dr. James R. Giermanski

customs control
en
WCO risk management activities
30-06-2010

Risk management is key to the overall reconciliation of the requirements of enforcement, security and facilitation. One of the biggest challenges Customs administrations are facing today is to determine how to best apply risk management to identify and mitigate risk at the operational level. As the only international intergovernmental organization that deals with Customs procedures governing trade between countries,the WCO has developed a variety of different tools which can assist and facilitate its Members’ work in managing risk.

customs control, law international
en
WCO risk management activities
30-06-2010

Risk management is key to the overall reconciliation of the requirements of enforcement, security and facilitation. One of the biggest challenges Customs administrations are facing today is to determine how to best apply risk management to identify and mitigate risk at the operational level. As the only international intergovernmental organization that deals with Customs procedures governing trade between countries,the WCO has developed a variety of different tools which can assist and facilitate its Members’ work in managing risk.

customs control, law international
en
Colombia’s Directorate of National Tax and Customs
30-06-2010

The Directorate of National Tax and Customs (DIAN) in Colombia is responsible for providing a compliance and facilitation service vis-à-vis economic operators in order for tax, Customs and exchange-rate system rules to be met. DIAN aims to collect all taxes, expedite foreign trade operations, and encourage fair competition.

customs and other authorities
en
Colombia’s Directorate of National Tax and Customs
30-06-2010

The Directorate of National Tax and Customs (DIAN) in Colombia is responsible for providing a compliance and facilitation service vis-à-vis economic operators in order for tax, Customs and exchange-rate system rules to be met. DIAN aims to collect all taxes, expedite foreign trade operations, and encourage fair competition.

customs and other authorities
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