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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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UPS helps to simplify international shipping for SMB customers with website upgrade

By Kasun Illankoon Feb 2 2020 / Construction Business News UPS has launched a significant upgrade to its shipping website, www.ups.com, by making the process of creating an international shipment smarter and easier for its small and medium business (SMB) customers in 116 countries, including 36 countries in the Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA). “With SMEs contributing over 40% of GDP in emerging economies, there is no...

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Russia closing border with China to affect people, not goods

By Jake Rudnitsky and Evgenia Pismennaya Jan 30 2020 / International Trade Russia’s move to close its land border with China is targeting passengers, leaving freight unaffected for now, the government said Thursday. Only 3% to 4% of bilateral trade turnover comes from people carrying goods through the checkpoints along the 4,210-kilometer (2,615 mile) border, according to Alexander Gabuev, the head of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Russia in the...

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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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Chinese firms accused of dodging tariffs through ‘phantom trade’

By Lizzy Burden Jan 20 2020 / The Telegraph Chinese firms may be dodging billions in US tariffs by clandestinely channelling trade through other countries. Euler Hermes, which insures payments to exporters, shows in its annual global trade report that Asian exporters thought to have been winners in the trade war – taking the place of China as alternative exporters to the US – could be illegally rerouting goods...

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Cameroon slaps VAT on e-commerce trade

By Amindeh Blaise Atabong Jan 14 2020 / itwebafrica The sale of goods and services in Cameroon via local or foreign e-commerce platforms will be liable to Value-Added Tax (VAT) of 19.25%. This is according to recently introduced legislation, the 2020 Finance Law of Cameroon which came into effect in late 2019. According to the new legislation, operators of e-commerce platforms, on behalf of suppliers, will have to calculate,...

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SNCF strike may hasten partial sale of Geodis

SNCF strike may hasten partial sale of Geodis

By Stuart Todd Jan 14 2020 / Lloyds Loading List SNCF’s objective to attain a break-even position by 2022 has been dealt a severe blow by a prolonged strike that could hasten a disposal  of assets at France’s state railway, including the partial sale of its freight transport and logistics arm Geodis. In an interview with Paris Match  published at the end of last week, newly appointed SNCF chief...

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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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