The global supply chains are highly vulnerable, as the coronavirus revealed. We can not change what happened. But we can contribute to the recovery and growth in the long term. For instance, by accelerating the application of the principles set out in the International Convention on the simplification and harmonization of customs procedures. The simpler the rules, the easier to trade and to manage compliance. The faster the recovery and growth. And, of course, knowledge is always the key. It should be easily accessible for all, including SMEs.
Therefore, we invite you: to write on a topic of customs formalities from the perspective of your country, stakeholders from other countries will share their views; to compare the differences and similarities of customs procedures in various countries, and to share insights on the ways of harmonization and simplification; to provide up-to-date information from your country (law, case law, and practices); to share your expertise on compliance management; and more.
The first bi-monthly issue is officially released at the end of March 2020. Stakeholders - business, customs, academia and others - from all over the world are welcome to contribute. If relevant, we suggest writing in English and in other chosen languages (to make the knowledge accessible for those, who do not speak English). The journal will be for payment (some articles for free) and the contributors will be remunerated, see Terms and conditions.
The editorial board:
Dr. Gediminas Valantiejus, LCPA
Anna Gayk, Mendel Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Dr. David Savage, BDO, Ireland
Roberto Raya da Silva, Raya Consult, Brazil
Enrika Naujokė, LCPA
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Lithuanian Customs Practitioners Association (LCPA)
Terms and conditions
Responsibility for the content. The information contained in the "Customs Compliance & Risk Management" Journal for Practitioners in Europe is for general information purposes only and cannot be construed as legal advice, conclusion or consultation. The publisher Lithuanian Customs Practitioners Association (LCPA) does not necessarily agree with the views of the authors of articles.
Distribution. The exclusive right to distribute the journal belongs to LCPA. The paid articles of the journal are only for the use of those who have acquired them lawfully. The originals or copies of the articles may not be distributed, sold, rented, lent or otherwise transferred without the written consent of LCPA.
Remuneration. LCPA is a non-profit body. Editorial board membership is organized on a non-remunerated basis, conferring honorary status. Part of the revenue is intended to cover the publishing costs. Above cost income will be distributed to the authors, according to readability statistics. Royalties for publications will be distributed after one year of publishing (April 2021), the first results being achieved.
Procedure upon violation. LCPA will make every effort to resolve any disputes in a consensual manner and therefore asks to be notified (using the contact details provided) of any conflict or misunderstanding before other steps are taken.
Disclaimer. LCPA accepts no liability for the quality of the information provided or for it being correct, complete or up-to-date. It is the sole responsibility of the authors themselves to ensure compliance with intellectual property rights. We expect authors to indemnify and hold the LCPA harmless from any loss, damage, claim, expense or costs, that may be incurred or sustained in connection with or in any way arising out as a result of intellectual property violation claims.
Requirements for articles
Requirements for articles
The reader. The reader of the journal is a practitioner dealing with customs-related questions first of all in business. She or he might be a beginner or experienced one. Therefore, please write for practitioners, delivering your message in a simple and clear way.
The topics. Customs formalities cover the global supply chains from the country of exportation to the country of importation. The legal rules to be addressed on the way are extensive (tariff, non-tariff, safety, etc.). They vary across the countries and regions, change constantly and often are inaccessible because of the language barrier and/ or unavailability online.
On the other hand, business aim to arrange customs formalities in the most cost-effective way, taking into account tariff preferences, the variety of customs procedures and the simplifications. Therefore, the task to ensure compliant and cost-effective customs formalities is a complex one and any customs-related topic is in the scope of the journal.
At the core of the journal are these keywords related to customs formalities: up-to-date knowledge, international harmonisation and simplification (the simpler the rules, the easier to trade and to manage risks & compliance).
The language. The main language of the journal is English. However, practitioners in many countries do not speak English, therefore, we encourage to write the article in several languages, which are up to the author’s choice.
The structure and length. Please start with 3-4 sentences introducing what is your article about. Structure the article in short paragraphs, use subtitles. At the end of the article (and/ or in the author’s profile) you may introduce shortly your organisation and services.
The length of the article is up to your choice, the most important is to clearly deliver your message for the reader (there are articles of 1000 and of 3000 words, it can be less or more).
Author’s profile. Additionally, please send us a picture and a description of the author for the authors profile. The authors profile opens, when you click on the author’s name in the article.