TNETS Customs and Trade Management News


Postal deliveries from third countries to be declared electronically in Latvia

By eng.lsm.lv Nov 13 2019 / LSM.LV Latvian Post (Latvijas Pasts) deliveries from third countries, meaning countries outside the European Union, will need to be declared electronically from November 19 of this year, according to information from the State Revenue Service (VID). VID indicates that this will complete the electronization of the delivery declaration system, as mandated by the European Union Customs Code (UCC). Going forward it will only...

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Dubai-China trade posts 81% growth

By Tariq Alfaham/Mohd Aamir Nov 12 2019 / Emirates News Agency DUBAI, 12th November, 2019 (WAM) — Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director-General of Dubai Customs, discussed means of boosting cooperation between Dubai and China with representatives of more than 20 Chinese companies headed by the Chinese Consul-General to Dubai, Li Xuhang. The visitors were briefed on the experience of Dubai Customs in developing and sustaining customs systems and the international...

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Notice to exporters 2019/15: UK exporters fined for unlicensed exports

Notice to exporters 2019/15: UK exporters fined for unlicensed exports

By Department for International Trade Nov 12 2019 / GOV.UK Export Control Unit Between May and October 2019, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued compound penalties between £5,000 and £90,000 to 9 UK exporters. These related to unlicensed exports of dual use goods, military goods and related activity controlled by The Export Control Order 2008. HMRC have policy responsibility for enforcing export controls on strategic goods and sanctions, and...

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Australian food exporters face regulatory roadblocks in China

Australian food exporters face regulatory roadblocks in China

By Michael Smith Nov 11 2019 / Financial Review Shanghai | Chinese regulators are delaying the approval of new licences to Australian dairy and beef exporters looking to increase sales to China, in the latest sign that diplomatic tensions are hurting trade with Australia’s biggest trading partner. Numerous sources told The Australian Financial Review that companies exporting agricultural products to China faced increasing difficulty in securing Chinese regulatory approval...

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CBP officers when you need them

CBP officers when you need them

By Chris Gillis Nov 9 2019 / American Shipper A Miami-based customs broker specializing in perishable imports will benefit from access to agency officers for after-hours inspections through the Reimbursable Services Program. Patricia Compres, co-owner of Miami-based Advance Customs Brokers and Consultants, works in a 24-hour world, which doesn’t always align with the regular operating hours of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when it comes to securing necessary...

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Is Singapore's semicon sector on the skids?

Is Singapore’s semicon sector on the skids?

Beyond the current down cycle, can Singapore’s key electronics cluster continue to be competitive? By Lynette Tan Nov 9 2019 / The Business Times Singapore hosts the entire semiconductor value chain IT all started 51 years ago, and throughout the half century or so, Singapore’s key semiconductor industry has had its ups and downs. It is currently in the throes of yet another down cycle amid slow consumer demand....

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Trade, tech issues seen to shape Asean’s future

By Bernadette D. Nicolas Nov 7 2019 / BusinessMirror FIFTY-TWO years ago, the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) fought the embers of communism across Asia. Today, Asean is confronting another “FIRe,” the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. The FIRe is being seen as a tool that Asean needs to comprehend, brace for and harmonize if its member-states want a stronger regional economic integration via the...

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Bureau of Customs launches tracking system for parcels

The Parcel and Balikbayan Box Tracking System provides updates about the parcel or balikbayan box as it goes through the different stages of customs clearance. By Teresa Umali Nov 6 2019 / In Economy Digital Transformation News Philippines OPENGOV The Philippines’ Bureau of Customs (BOC) recently launched the Parcel and Balikbayan Box Tracking System (PBTS) as part of the Bureau’s drive to promote transparency and ease of doing business....

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Katana faces federal lawsuit for unpaid customs duties

Katana faces federal lawsuit for unpaid customs duties

By Miles Moore Nov 5 2019 / Tire Business NEW YORK — A La Mirada, Calif.-based tire importer is fighting a federal lawsuit claiming that it owes the government more than $5.7 million in unpaid duties because of allegedly inaccurate invoices. The suit, filed July 15 in the U.S. Court of International Trade, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection, accuses Katana...

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TNETS To Cover Paperless Customs At Shanghai Event

TNETS To Cover Paperless Customs At Shanghai Event

TNETS founder and director, Neil Johnson, will be presenting at the prestigious International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) annual industry gathering in Shanghai, China on Friday November 15. Discussing paperless customs declaration systems in South East Asia, Johnson will also cover systems in other markets, including India and China, by way of comparison. With an increasing focus on regulatory compliance, the growing need for data security, and the need for...

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