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Enforcement of rules not to restrict movement of essential items

Enforcement of rules not to restrict movement of essential items

22nd October 2020 – MIRI: The enforcement of rules and regulations by certain government agencies here as well as those enforced by Brunei are not intended to restrict the delivery of essential items. According to Minister of Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin, these rules and regulations were to ensure that the Covid-19 pandemic is well under control within each country and between countries. “In this respect, it is important...

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Botched digital customs clearance no help to congestion-hit trade in India

Botched digital customs clearance no help to congestion-hit trade in India

21st October 2020 – A botched digitalisation programme has caused long customs clearance delays in India, exacerbating the country’s container shortage crisis. The ‘faceless assessment’ initiative has been rolled out at ports across India since June, to implement contactless and paperless customs clearance. However, according to the Mundra Custom Brokers’ Association (MCBA), clearance times have increased since the launch, with importers and exporters facing numerous “hidden costs”. “Faceless assessment...

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