Customs


Vietnam-China auxiliary border gates reopened to facilitate trade

Vietnam-China auxiliary border gates reopened to facilitate trade

Feb 7 2020 / VNA Auxiliary border gates between the northern province of Lang Son and China’s Guangxi province will be reopened on February 10 to facilitate border trade between the two neighbours. Lang Son (VNA) – Auxiliary border gates between the northern province of Lang Son and China’s Guangxi province will be reopened on February 10 to facilitate border trade between the two neighbours. Vice Director of the...

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Abu Dhabi’s customs authority to boost trade by pre-clearing goods faster

Abu Dhabi’s customs authority to boost trade by pre-clearing goods faster

By Delores Johnson Feb 2 2020 / The National It aims to drive growth by reducing costs and clearing shipments more efficiently through ports The General Administration of Customs in Abu Dhabi aims to increase trade in the emirate by boosting the number of pre-cleared items to 15 per cent of the total registered items in 2020. Only 8 per cent of all goods were pre-cleared before arriving at...

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Woman fined $52k for Customs offences

By Cara Chong Jan 21 2020 / The Straits Times A 50-year-old logistics company manager was fined $52,000 for various offences under the Customs Act, Singapore Customs said yesterday. Jean Heng was sentenced on Jan 8 for making incorrect declarations, breaching permit conditions, failing to deposit dutiable goods in a licensed warehouse and submitting false documents to the Singapore Customs. The manager of Tania Asia Logistics and Free Trade...

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Six arrested for peddling duty-unpaid Cigarettes by Singapore Customs

By Neyla Zannia Jan 21 2020 / The Online Citizen Six males were arrested during five operations conducted by Singapore Customs on 13, 14 and 16 Jan 2020 targeted at peddlers of duty-unpaid cigarettes. In a Facebook post on Monday (20 January), the authority stated that the males comprised of two Indonesians, one Singaporean, two Chinese nationals, and one Vietnamese. On 13 Jan 2020, Singapore Customs officers mounted two...

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China halves customs clearance time ahead of schedule

China halves customs clearance time ahead of schedule

By Xinhua Jan 13 2020 / china.org.cn China’s customs clearance time shortened dramatically in 2019, meeting a target set by the State Council two years ahead of schedule, the General Administration of Customs said Monday. The country’s import clearance time was reduced to 36.7 hours in December last year, plunging 62.3 percent from 2017. Export clearance time was slashed to 2.6 hours, plummeting 78.6 percent from 2017. Besides, China’s...

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Digitised dashboards transform customs clearance process

Digitised dashboards transform customs clearance process

By Kundan Jha Jan 11 2020 / Sunday Guardian Live New Delhi: Ease of doing business dashboards of the Central government are helping individuals and firms avail faster customs clearance services. The digitised processes also provide the facility of real-time tracking of the shipment under the clearance process. Information Technology initiatives have made possible faster clearance and real-time assistance. On November last year, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes...

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Customs seizes gambling machine declared as ‘furniture’ inside shipping container at Senari Port

Customs seizes gambling machine declared as ‘furniture’ inside shipping container at Senari Port

By Jeremy Veno Dec 18 2019 / Borneo Post Online KUCHING: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has seized a gambling machine worth RM20,000 with an estimated tax of RM8,000 that was declared as ‘furniture’ inside a shipping container at Senari Port on December 12. According to JKDM Sarawak director Datuk Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha, the gambling machine was dismantled and kept in four wooden cases. The cases were...

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Import permit exemption for 54 categories of transshipment goods

Import permit exemption for 54 categories of transshipment goods

By Bernama Dec 17 2019 / Borneo Post Online JOHOR BAHRU: The government has agreed to exempt 54 categories of goods from the Approved Permit (AP) requirements for transshipment activities at all Malaysian ports, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. He said the decision, made by the cabinet three months ago, covered items such as commodities and farm animals. However, controlled and dangerous items such as weapons and firecrackers would...

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New border port to Macao will decrease crossing time

New border port to Macao will decrease crossing time

By Huang Mingrui Dec 14 2019 / ECNS China Daily The construction of the new border port between Macao and Zhuhai on Hengqin Island is expected to be finished by Dec 20-the 20th anniversary of Macao’s return to motherland, local authorities said. After it starts operation, the new Hengqin port is expected to handle 222,000 daily passenger crossings, up from 25,300 currently, and the daily vehicle crossings will increase...

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Fake Burberry sold with falsified customs papers: police

Fake Burberry sold with falsified customs papers: police

By Chen Huizhi Dec 12 2019 / SHINE Thirty-one suspects have been apprehended for allegedly producing and selling fake products under the British brand name Burberry, Shanghai police said on Thursday. Suspects from a company based in Jiangsu Province allegedly provided the fake products to an online shopping website, which police declined to name, with falsified customs papers. While the website requires customs declaration forms from its suppliers of...

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