During the third WCO Global AEO Conference in Cancun, Mexico this week – Dubai Customs was invited to present the best AEO programme in the world, AEO UAE. Dubai is the pilot for the federal programme of the United Arab Emirates. The Director His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih presented the state-of-the-art AEO programme of …

Going to a conference like this one, is for me like coming home. It is like a family party. When you have worked for 32 years in the area of Customs, Government and international trade – the you know almost everybody.  Here I am with the Commissioner of Uganda Customs, Dicksons Kateshumbwa and Professor …

Great first day of the 3rd WCO Global AEO conference in Cancun today. For me it is great to meet so many friends and colleagues form all around the world.  And naturally to share this experience with another old AEO & Stairway veteran, my old friend and brother-in-arms, Mr. Patrik Heinesson.

The 3rd World Customs Organization Global AEO Conference in Cancun, Mexico has started.  More than 1000 delgates from all around the world are gathered to discuss the future of the international standards and implementation of the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) concept. It is amazing to be here with all colleagues talking about AEO, especially …

We are in Cancun, Mexico, to discuss the future of compliance management. KGH is global market leader on AEO and MRA models. It is natural for us to participate in the 3rd WCO Global AEO Conference. This is our new material on AEO. We have worked with more than forty countries on AEO and …

I have now had my new blog ‘CapacityNow’ published ten days. My old blog, ‘Nothing is impossible’ lived for eleven years and had more than 14.000 visitors/month at the end of the journey. So after a six months break to re-think my platform, I didn’t know how fast the new blog would regain its …

Having an early breakfast in the beautiful Cancun, Mexico. Before a run on the beach and my morning swim in the ocean. It is my second time here. I love it. I was here for a WTO meeting many years ago. Now it is time for World Customs Organizations 3rd Global Conference on AEO, …

AEO is not a black box. It is not a project like all other projects or a system that works in parallel with a range of other models. AEO is the new Customs management concept based on a principle of diversion of trade flows depending on risk. It has been all along. Even though …

It is time for this weeks’ first – but not last – airport coffee. For me every day, wherever I am in the world, starts with a coffee. A law of nature.  There is something special with coffee. I have had brilliant coffee all around the world, even though Brazil, Ethiopia, Colombia and Guatemala …

Over the bridge, from Sweden to Denmark, to enter on another journey. It is Monday morning, very early.  I am in a car. Didn’t get so many hours of sleep, but it is time to leave for new adventures. A planet to save out there. To make better.  The world is my office. 

It is time to register for the 2016 KW Global Trade and Development Week, GTDW 7.0: Customs and Trade Facilitation Summit in Dubai.  This year the event has the theme:  Taking Customs into The Future – Stimulating Increased Trade and Economic Growth. The event take place on  31st Oct – 2nd Nov 2016. During …

Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, best known for his iconic sculpture of a revolver with a knotted barrel displayed outside the UN headquarters in New York, has died aged 81, Swedish officials said on Wednesday. The artist, who had used a wheelchair after suffering from a stroke in 1989, died eaier this week. Reuterswärd …

Yesterday I was in Denmark for a meeting with Danish Customs colleagues. In the afternoon I took the day off and stayed for a few hours in Copenhagen, a wonderful city.  Here I am enjoying a typical Danish lunch meal, red sausage (pölse) bread, mustard and tomato. And the nost important thing, a Danish …

World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an interactive map that shows the scale and complexity of the world’s shipping routes.  If you’ve ever doubted the scale of shipping around the world, here are 250 million things that will convince you of its sheer size. Commercial shipping is vital to the movement of goods around …

Customs compliance is the new black! We have talked about it for a decade already, but the last years we have seen how it works in reality on the ground.  Today everybody wants compliance. In June KGH Education, together with ICI.BR starts a higher education programme to certify Trade Compliance Officers in Brazil. We …

Wifi onboard. More and more airlines are introducing opportunities to access the Internet from the cabin while you are flying. It means that you can stay connected, if you want to. You don’t have to – but you can.  The speed and quality is not there yet, but it will be soon. Some people …

It really has happened! The European Union has a new Customs legislation in place. Some people said that it would never happen, but now it has – the Union Customs Code (UCC) is operational. I remember when we started talking about updating the legislation, to develop a new Customs act – and this is …

Today I also got a chance to cruise the streets of Dubai and Abu Dhabi with Batmans car, the batmobile. Here with my co-driver, my longtime good friend Suoud Alagroobi.  After having had coffee at the Bruce Wayne residence, Batman appeared and asked if we wanted to take a cruise drive in his famous …

Welcome to the worlds largest hand-llomed carpet, the fastest roller-coaste, the highest high tea, the tower withvthe greatest lean, the most interesting Formula 1 racetrack, the largest cluster lf cultural buildings of the 21st century – UAE capital Abu Dhabi isn’t afraid to challenge the world records. It is an exciting city where nothing …

The Africa we once knew and that most people in the West still think exists is not there anymore. In fact the view most people have of the wonderful African continent is fundamentally wrong.  Africa today is a young, prosperous, modern and fast growing region of the world. Listen to Professor Hans Rosling when …