August 07, 2022
The crucial role of the WCO in trade liberalization of climate-friendly goods

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The National Board of Trade Sweden recently published a report entitled Trade and Climate Change – Promoting climate goals with a WTO agreement, which shows that trade policy-makers can do more to contribute to the promotion of climate goals. Customs administrations, through the World Customs Organization (WCO), have a crucial role to play, writes Emilie Eriksson, legal adviser and co-author of the report.

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Prekės kelionė žiedinėje ekonomikoje
29-08-2022

Redakcijos žodis. Suderinta sistema, prekės vertė, prekės kilmė - tai tik kelios su muitine susijusios sritys, kuriose būtini pokyčiai pasauliui pereinant iš tiesinės į žiedinę ekonomiką. Tiesinėje ekonomikoje gamtos išteklius sunaudojame gamybai daiktų, kurie panaudoti virsta šiukšlėmis („imk – gamink – išmesk“ modelis). Žiedinėje ekonomikoje šiukšlių (atliekų) beveik nelieka, nes produktai projektuojami taip, kad juos būtų galima naudoti pakartotinai, taisyti, perdaryti, perdirbti. Tačiau tokios ekonomikos veikimui būtinas kitoks teisinis reguliavimas, pradedant nuo atliekų apibrėžimo (pakeičiant šią savoką į „išteklius“), reikalingi jų gabenimo, naudojimo, importo ir eksporto reglamentavimo pakeitimai ir suderinimas pasauliniu lygiu.

Florence Binta Diao-Gueye

trade policy
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Prekės kelionė žiedinėje ekonomikoje
29-08-2022

Redakcijos žodis. Suderinta sistema, prekės vertė, prekės kilmė - tai tik kelios su muitine susijusios sritys, kuriose būtini pokyčiai pasauliui pereinant iš tiesinės į žiedinę ekonomiką. Tiesinėje ekonomikoje gamtos išteklius sunaudojame gamybai daiktų, kurie panaudoti virsta šiukšlėmis („imk – gamink – išmesk“ modelis). Žiedinėje ekonomikoje šiukšlių (atliekų) beveik nelieka, nes produktai projektuojami taip, kad juos būtų galima naudoti pakartotinai, taisyti, perdaryti, perdirbti. Tačiau tokios ekonomikos veikimui būtinas kitoks teisinis reguliavimas, pradedant nuo atliekų apibrėžimo (pakeičiant šią savoką į „išteklius“), reikalingi jų gabenimo, naudojimo, importo ir eksporto reglamentavimo pakeitimai ir suderinimas pasauliniu lygiu.

Florence Binta Diao-Gueye

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Resolving trade disputes beyond borders: the role of the WTO
21-08-2022

In international trade, the policies of the government of the trading partner such as the country of destination for exports may affect the business of a company. If a company conducting international trade believes that another member country of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is not complying with its obligations under a WTO Agreement and is creating trade barriers then what remedy is available under international trade law? Who can help a business entity in such a situation, which is beyond the jurisdiction of the home country? Is there any effective dispute resolution mechanism available under international trade law? How does it work? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What are the timelines for dispute resolution? How does it affect business environment? In this article these important aspects are explained for a better, certain, predictable, and fair international trading environment.

Rizwan Mahmood

trade policy
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Resolving trade disputes beyond borders: the role of the WTO
21-08-2022

In international trade, the policies of the government of the trading partner such as the country of destination for exports may affect the business of a company. If a company conducting international trade believes that another member country of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is not complying with its obligations under a WTO Agreement and is creating trade barriers then what remedy is available under international trade law? Who can help a business entity in such a situation, which is beyond the jurisdiction of the home country? Is there any effective dispute resolution mechanism available under international trade law? How does it work? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What are the timelines for dispute resolution? How does it affect business environment? In this article these important aspects are explained for a better, certain, predictable, and fair international trading environment.

Rizwan Mahmood

trade policy
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Supporting the green transition: challenges and way forward
01-07-2022

The WCO is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and is taking this opportunity to look back at what it has achieved as well as at ways of responding to current challenges. One pressing issue is how to support the transition to a climate-neutral economy.

Kunio Mikuriya

trade policy
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Supporting the green transition: challenges and way forward
01-07-2022

The WCO is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and is taking this opportunity to look back at what it has achieved as well as at ways of responding to current challenges. One pressing issue is how to support the transition to a climate-neutral economy.

Kunio Mikuriya

trade policy
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What strategies may EU traders use to overcome trade barriers?
31-05-2022

Recently, the European Commission (EC) terminated the examination procedure concerning obstacles to trade applied by Mexico (see Commission implementing decision (EU) 2022/161, 3.2.2022). This was because the dispute regarding Tequila export licenses was resolved in favour of EU exports by domestic courts in Mexico. The example reveals that exporters can cope with trade barriers in several ways: in courts, and through complaints to the EC.

Dr. Ilona Mishchenko

trade policy
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What strategies may EU traders use to overcome trade barriers?
31-05-2022

Recently, the European Commission (EC) terminated the examination procedure concerning obstacles to trade applied by Mexico (see Commission implementing decision (EU) 2022/161, 3.2.2022). This was because the dispute regarding Tequila export licenses was resolved in favour of EU exports by domestic courts in Mexico. The example reveals that exporters can cope with trade barriers in several ways: in courts, and through complaints to the EC.

Dr. Ilona Mishchenko

trade policy
en
What exporters should know about licensing barriers?
03-04-2022

Due to the non-transparent import licensing requirements in many countries, such as Turkey, India, Malaysia, Brazil, and Argentina, to mention a few, exporters are denied trade opportunities, which these days are especially important for those who lost their export markets after Russia invaded Ukraine. The article introduces basic information on automatic and non-automatic licensing and provides practical examples of some non-transparent licensing regimes worldwide that must be considered when choosing new export markets.

Dr. Ilona Mishchenko

trade policy
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What exporters should know about licensing barriers?
03-04-2022

Due to the non-transparent import licensing requirements in many countries, such as Turkey, India, Malaysia, Brazil, and Argentina, to mention a few, exporters are denied trade opportunities, which these days are especially important for those who lost their export markets after Russia invaded Ukraine. The article introduces basic information on automatic and non-automatic licensing and provides practical examples of some non-transparent licensing regimes worldwide that must be considered when choosing new export markets.

Dr. Ilona Mishchenko

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