Monthly Archives: January 2019


5,000 Containers Trapped at Ports as Customs Bans Third-party Clearance

The big stick wielded by the high command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) over the unwholesome practice of ‘third-party’ clearance by freight forwarders has started to take its toll on clearance procedures as over 5,000 containers caught in the web of this practice are presently trapped at the ports, THISDAY has learnt. January 24, 2019 8:00 am Eromosele Abiodun Third party clearance is a situation where a licensed...

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The Benefits of Using A Customs Broker

The task of physically transporting goods across international borders is relatively straightforward in most cases. Ensuring the correct customs documentation is in place can be much more complex. Aside from reducing possible delays at customs border points, having the necessary customs clearance formalities covered is a strict legal requirement, and there are often very different rules on either side of the border, or either end of the international transit...

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Bold Reform Within Indonesian Customs And Excise Administration

Vincent LinggaThe Jakarta Post Jakarta   /   Mon, January 7, 2019   /   09:16 am Customs and excise offices are not popular institutions in many countries as they are deemed to be notoriously corrupt. Even the Bible negatively perceives customs collectors as sinners, as in the story of Zacchaeus, who later was happily reformed and gave half of his possessions to the poor. Authoritarian president Soeharto was so fed...

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Richard White’s Long Way To The Top At Wisetech

By Colin Kruger | Syndey Morning Herald 7 January 2019 — 12:00am The software industry has made Richard White a billionaire, and far richer than his former music industry clients, like AC/DC and the Angels. But it has been a long road to tech industry stardom via the company he founded, WiseTech. The software group, which is purely focused on the logistics industry, listed on the ASX in 2016...

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China To Upgrade Comprehensive Bonded Zones

BEIJING, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) — China will introduce measures to upgrade its comprehensive bonded zones in line with advanced international standards to promote trade and investment facilitation, sustain steady growth in foreign trade and investment, and nurture new competitive advantages, the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. The Chinese government places high importance on the development of the comprehensive bonded zones and other...

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