Digital technologies in customs control

Digital technologies in customs control

VCN - The digital technology application plays an important role in the process of customs modernization, simplifying procedures, cutting time and costs for businesses, and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of state management.
Customs seize cocaine

Customs seize cocaine 'skilfully' disguised as wine

Hong Kong Customs has seized about 444 kg of suspected liquid cocaine with an estimated market value of about 490 million Hong Kong dollars (about 63 million U.S. dollars), representing a record seizure of liquid cocaine, the customs said Monday.
Abu Dhabi Customs Supports Inspection System with Smart Devices that Streamline and Expedite Goods and Passengers Movement in Al Ain Ports

Abu Dhabi Customs Supports Inspection System with Smart Devices that Streamline and Expedite Goods and Passengers Movement in Al Ain Ports

VCN - In line with its strategic plan and key priorities, the General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs has completed a project to provide its land customs centers in Al Ain City with advanced inspection devices supported by artificial intelligence syst
$10.2M in methamphetamine and cocaine hidden in flower shipment seized at Texas-Mexico border

$10.2M in methamphetamine and cocaine hidden in flower shipment seized at Texas-Mexico border

Four days before Christmas 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $10.2 million in hard narcotics hidden within a commercial shipment of cut flowers.
World Customs Organization welcomes new Secretary General

World Customs Organization welcomes new Secretary General

Today marks a milestone in the history of the World Customs Organization (WCO) as Mr. Ian Saunders officially takes office as the new Secretary General.
2024 remains challenging for wood sector: experts

2024 remains challenging for wood sector: experts

The year 2024 is forecast to remain a challenging year for wood industry, given several issues affecting the sustainability of production and export, according to experts.
WCO and China Customs launch Smart Customs Project

WCO and China Customs launch Smart Customs Project

On December 5, during its 89th Policy Commission, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) signed a Cooperation Agreement, marking the start of the Smart Customs Project. This agreement was signed by WCO Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya and Vice Minister of GACC Dr. Wang Lingjun.
Customs Bill 2023 passed in Parliament

Customs Bill 2023 passed in Parliament

The Customs Bill 2023 was passed today in the Jatiya Sangsad here aiming to ensure fiscal discipline and accountability in import revenue collection and trade facilitation.
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China's customs unveils new measures to boost processing trade

The General Administration of Customs has introduced 16 reform measures to foster the high-quality development of processing trade by tackling the challenges and issues that hinder its growth, said an official on Tuesday.
WCO organizes second symposium on E-Commerce and Customs Valuation

WCO organizes second symposium on E-Commerce and Customs Valuation

VCN - On 23 October 2023, the World Customs Organization (WCO) held its second Symposium on E-Commerce and Customs Valuation.
The WCO officially presents its new mobile app during the WCO Technology Conference in Vietnam

The WCO officially presents its new mobile app during the WCO Technology Conference in Vietnam

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is pleased to present its new mobile application “HS Browse & Check”, a mobile application designed to provide customs professionals and international trade enthusiasts with convenient access to the Harmonized System (HS) 2022.
Experience in compliance with customs laws of Japanese businesses

Experience in compliance with customs laws of Japanese businesses

VCN - Strengthening the internal control system to ensure legal compliance is an indispensable factor for businesses.
Dubai South completes blockchain integration system in partnership with Dubai Customs

Dubai South completes blockchain integration system in partnership with Dubai Customs

Dubai South, the largest single-urban master development focusing on aviation, logistics, and real estate, has announced the completion of its blockchain integration system in partnership with Dubai Customs. This makes it the first free zone in Dubai to achieve this milestone. The integration was executed as part of Dubai South’s commitment to the overarching objectives of the Dubai eCommerce strategy. This strategy aspires to position Dubai as the region’s premier logistics hub and attract foreign direct investments into the e-commerce sector.
Customs Integrates IT Systems with FRSC Over Vehicles’ Smuggling

Customs Integrates IT Systems with FRSC Over Vehicles’ Smuggling

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, is currently in the final stages of integrating its Information Technology, IT, systems with that of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to curb the smuggling of vehicles into the country.
WCO Asia-Pacific Plastic Waste Project implements its objectives

WCO Asia-Pacific Plastic Waste Project implements its objectives

Between 1 April 2020 and 30 June 2023, the World Customs Organization (WCO) collaborated with eight Member administrations of the Asia-Pacific (A/P) region to successfully implement the Asia-Pacific Plastic Waste (APPW) Project. This vital regional initiative, financially supported by the Government of Japan, aimed to tackle the environmental threats posed by poorly managed trade in plastic waste.
Mitigating Security Threats: WCO and ICAO Release Revised Brochure for Air Cargo and Mail Security

Mitigating Security Threats: WCO and ICAO Release Revised Brochure for Air Cargo and Mail Security

The World Customs Organization and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have released a revised brochure titled “Moving Air Cargo Globally - Air Cargo and Mail Secure Supply Chain and Facilitation”. The brochure aims to assist air transport regulators and operators in mitigating security threats associated with air cargo activities.
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Customs Dept seizes smuggled frozen suckling pig meat worth over RM1 milion

Customs Dept seizes smuggled frozen suckling pig meat worth over RM1 milion

VCN - The Perak Royal Malaysian Customs Department seized 23,121 kilogrammes (kg) of frozen suckling pig meat estimated to be worth RM1,040,472 in a raid in Port Klang on May 9.
FedEx launches new online import customs declaration tool

FedEx launches new online import customs declaration tool

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced the official launch of the FedEx Online Import Customs Declaration Tool in Mainland China.
Iran becomes sixth country to connect its national customs system to eTIR

Iran becomes sixth country to connect its national customs system to eTIR

Iran has become the sixth contracting party to the TIR Convention to connect its national customs system with the eTIR international system, which was developed by UNECE to modernize and facilitate the cross-border transportation of goods in transit. 
6th WCO Global AEO Conference promotes modernization of AEO programmes

6th WCO Global AEO Conference promotes modernization of AEO programmes

VCN - The 6th WCO Global AEO Conference closed successfully, leaving us with deep impressions of the modern and civilized Shenzhen city and a great platform contributing to improving global Customs-Business partnerships.
GAC to promote foreign trade, expand global cooperation

GAC to promote foreign trade, expand global cooperation

VCN - China will deepen its cooperation with all parties concerned to promote the role of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) agreements in facilitating both domestic and global companies' efforts to boost their foreign trade activities, said a customs off
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