Tag: Customs Delays


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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1 in 10 Manufacturing Orders from China and India Held Up at EU Customs Checks Since COVID-19 - One Company Finds Solution

1 in 10 Manufacturing Orders from China and India Held Up at EU Customs Checks Since COVID-19 – One Company Finds Solution

The country most affected by customs delays in the first half of this year was Germany, with 20% of manufacturing orders being held up for further investigation. 22nd September 2020 – One in ten manufactured parts imported to Europe since the outbreak of COVID-19 are being held up at EU customs clearance, slowing down production and innovation as businesses are waiting too long for parts to get through. This...

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