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FIATA publishes first guide on prevention of bribery

By Will Waters Oct 4 2019 / Llyod’s Loading List Global freight forwarding body FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, has released a best practices paper on prevention of bribery that aims at addressing the challenge of corruption and bribery in the international logistics and freight forwarding industry. Unveiled during the federation’s 2019 World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, the publication of the paper comes in...

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‘We will offer customs declaration services in event of “no-deal” Brexit’

By Mira Klinkenberg Oct 2 2019 / Fresh Plaza P&O Ferrymasters announced it has entered into a partnership with SGS Maco to offer customs declaration services to P&O Ferrymasters’ customers. This will maintain easy and fluid declaration for the import and export of goods to and from the United Kingdom, in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. If at the end of October, the UK leaves the European Union...

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UK’s revised Brexit plan calls for intra-customs clearance on Irish Sea

By David Osler Oct 2 2019 / Lloyd’s List Under the British government’s tweak to its Brexit withdrawal plan, cargoes travelling across the Irish Sea could have to complete customs formalities as early as next month, even where both the port of loading and the port of discharge are part of the UK ‘We will potentially need to create border infrastructure and complexity at even more UK ports than...

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CBP presses continuing education for customs brokers

By Chris Gillis Oct 2 2019 / American Shipper The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America will work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to develop the education program. Many professions require some form of continuing education for individuals to maintain licenses and certifications. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wants the nation’s estimated 11,000 licensed customs brokers to meet similar standards for professional growth.  CBP Deputy...

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Europa is ready for a no-deal Brexit

Sep 30 2019 / Commercial Motor The UK’s largest independent freight forwarder, Europa Worldwide Group, is ready to tackle the possibility of a No-Deal Brexit.  The specialist European road freight operator has invested significant time and over £2m to ensure the smoothest possible transition for its customers in the event of no-deal. Europa’s Managing Director also believes border delays have been significantly over-stated.  Andrew Baxter, Managing Director, Europa Worldwide Group...

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Ecommerce hub at Leipzig/Halle Airport goes digital with DAKOSY

Sep 30 2019 / The STAT TIMES E-commerce shipments arriving at Leipzig/Halle Airport will be completely digital and automated thanks to the newly introduced Customs software called ZODIAK, developed and operated by the Hamburg software specialist DAKOSY. The software, which is approved for all ATLAS Customs procedures, is now being used at Germany’s second-largest air freight hub by ground handling service provider PortGround GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitteldeutsche...

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US importers set for ‘dramatic impact’ from new China tariffs

By Roger Hailey Sep 30 2019 / Llyods’s loading List As trade tensions continue between the United States and China, new data from freight forwarder Flexport indicates that businesses which “survived” 2018 may not have escaped the worst of the dispute, facing steep increases in import costs from the latest waves of import tariffs. Analysis by Flexport’s chief economist, Phil Levy, states that while the conflict may appear to...

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Silver lining in the cloud

By Bernadette D. Nicholas Sep 29 2019 / BusinessMirror Like it or not, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the world of work, and the public sector—like the Philippines’s Bureau of Customs—is following the lead of private business in adopting cloud computing for more efficient services. MORE and more people from the public and private sectors are now shifting to cloud technology for its security—ironically the same main reason...

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China’s largest land port sees 5,000 China-Europe freight trains

Edited by Yan Sep 29 2019 / XinhuaNet HOHHOT, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — Manzhouli, the largest land port on the China-Russia border, has seen 5,000 China-Europe freight trains since 2013, according to local customs. There are currently 52 routes of China-Europe freight trains via the land port, which help promote the trade between over 60 Chinese cities and 28 cities in 13 European countries including Germany, Poland and Belgium,...

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Amazon buys tech firm INLT to help online merchants with cross-border trade

INLT is one of the first automated broker interface apps approved by the U.S. government By Noi Mahoney Sep 28 2019 / American Shipper Amazon.com recently acquired cloud-based startup INLT, a move designed to simplify importing goods into the United States for Amazon’s online merchants, according to Reuters. INLT, which the company said stands for IN:LET, makes software for merchants to manage the costs of customs clearance on cross-border shipments. Terms...

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