It’s time to wake up. This is the reality on the ground. In the shadow if the global pandemic, trans-national organized crime organizations have moved on & moved forward. ”The methods of operation being brought to Europe’s major ports, where Dutch and Belgian criminals are sub-contracted by Colombians to move the product onwards to …

Despite one of the most challenging years in recent history, the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation emerged from 2020 having increased its project work, refined its focus on innovation and digitisation to tackle trade hurdles, and worked harder to help the benefits of easier and simpler trade reach smaller businesses in developing countries, particularly …

I have known Tony Smith a long time & he is the best people movement expert around. Everybody should listen to his advice. Everybody should listen to his advice. The former head of the UK Border Force has called the queuing carnage at Heathrow a ‘disaster’ and mounted pressure on ministers to get a …

Yesterday Alexendre Lacazette took a new place in my heart when he took the knee in front of Slavia Prague, staring right at the Slavia players before scoring twice in Arsenal’s 4-0 Europa League win. Slavia had defender Kúdela banned for 9 games under UEFA after racially abusing a Rangers player in the previous …

Brussels, London and Dublin agreed to work together towards solutions following unrest in Northern Ireland. The agreement was reached in a series of meetings on Thursday aimed at putting relations on a “constructive” footing after a difficult start for the North’s post-Brexitarrangements. European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic and his British counterpart Lord David Frost …

European Union Parliament committees have overwhelmingly backed the new trade deal between the 27-nation bloc and former member Britain, pushing it onward to the full legislature for a final vote expected later this month. European Union Parliament committees overwhelmingly backed the new trade deal between the 27-nation bloc and former member Britain Thursday, pushing …

Since the first edition of WCO Global AEO Conference held in Korea in 2012, the World Customs Organization (WCO) has brought together Customs administrations, the business community, policymakers, legal and academic representatives, as well as other government bodies to build capacity, enhance cooperation and foster a global public-private dialogue for the implementation of AEO …

The Swiss government has approved an agreement with Britain on mutual recognition of companies with “AEO” customs security approval, designed to facilitate trade. This agreement is “intended to reduce technical barriers to trade and facilitate trade with the United Kingdom for companies with AEO status”, according to a government press release on Wednesday. The …

Peppone is a 45 years old artist living near Aix-en- Provence. He is famous for using different type of cartoon characters as inspiration for his art and sculptures. Bulimic collector, he counts among his treasures about 500 albums of Tintin’s adventures, of which some have only few dusty pages left. He feeds his collection …

BBC writes today that trade between the UK and EU partially recovered in February, after a steep drop in January following Brexit. Official figures show exports to the EU jumped by 46.6% following January’s 42% slump when firms struggled with new trade rules. However, the Office for National Statistics said exports were still below …

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum’s standing committee on trade, industry, finance and investment has called for the harmonisation of cross-border trade systems to reduce “trade costs and time spent at borders”. Consensus has been reached that a harmonisation of cross-border trade systems would achieve regional economic integration and help reduce the …

FT writes that the UK and the EU are making progress in talks on how to apply post-Brexit trade rules in Northern Ireland, raising hopes of an agreement that could help reduce tensions that have spilled over into violence on the streets of Belfast. Officials on both sides said that recent days of intensive …

There is a new paradigm of prosperity zones connected to trade superhighways in the post-pandemic future. Don’t miss the latest issue of the leading academic publication, The World Customs Journal, Volume 15, Number 1, March 2021. The new issue includes our article ’The global zone network, a safe pathway to prosperity in the post-Coronavirus …

A deal has been agreed for almost two years, but the ratification process still has long way to go. The EU commission Services have released a 23 page policy paper which reveals the Commission’s position on the Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) carried out by the London School of Economics (LSE) on the Mercosur trade …

The International Border Management and Technology Association (IBMATA) published the best magazine on border related matters, ’Border Management Today’. There is now a call for articles. As Chairman of the IBMATA international advisory board I strongly recommend PhD students, researchers and professionals to contribute. IBMATA is now accepting contributions from Members for the next …

Maersk’s first block train for Amica Group from China to Poland. Fast, efficient, and transparent, reducing the transit time by 33 days. “Rail increases supply chain flexibility for our customers, offering a reliable and scalable mode of transportation. This first block train for Amica shows that it does not only achieves reliable lead times, …

There is a new paradigm of prosperity zones connected to trade superhighways in the post-pandemic future. Don’t miss the latest issue of the leading academic publication, The World Customs Journal, Volume 15, Number 1, March 2021 with our article ’The global zone network, a safe pathway to prosperity in the post-Coronavirus era?’ – written …

According to WTOs latest estimate, the volume of world merchandise trade is expected to increase by 8.0% in 2021 according to remarks made by DG Okonjo-Iweala at a press conference. Prospects for a quick recovery in world trade have improved as merchandise trade expanded more rapidly than expected in the second half of last …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and AC Milan have agreed to a one-year contract extension. This means that Zlatan will play next season in Italian Serie A and in Champions League at the age of 41.

To be released May 6. The Brexit saga told by the former EU chief negotiator MichelBarnier who led the negotiations from start to finish. Q Several hundred pages and about thirty bonus photos