I have always loved giving speeches and making presentations. It is one of my favourite moments in life. I have made presentations all around the world, the more people in the audience the better. I have spoken om fromt of 2500 people in Lissabon and 3000 in Shanghai. Loved it. However I also know …

House of Commons has last Friday, 17 November, published a paper on ‘Ways and Means resolution on the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) bill’. The summary says that the paper was prepared for the Ways and Means resolutions relating to the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill. These resolutions are before the House of Commons on Monday 20 …

Sweden is for the loment ranked as number 18 in the world by FIFA. Some people were surprised that Sweden beat Italy in the play-offs for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in soccer that will take place in Russia next summer. They shouldn’t be. Sweden has a new generation of players on the way. …

Artificial intelligence, scientific automatic evaluation, algorithmes, risk management engines. Artificial intelligence is Intelligence displayed by machines, in contrast with the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans. The scope of AI is disputed: as machines become increasingly capable, tasks considered as requiring “intelligence” are often removed from the definition, a phenomenon known as the AI …

Sweden has 11 institution on the list of best Universities in Europe. Education has always been important innour country. And University studies arw free in Sweden. Open for everybody. The United Kingdom is home to the best universities in Europe, chief among which are the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and Imperial …

Number 10 is back. In the game today between Manchester United and Newcastle in the Premiere League, Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes hos come back less than 7 months after his horrible knee injury. The icon striker has made an absolutely remarkable record breaking recovery. When people said his career was over at the agenof 36 …

Tim Minchin delivers one of the best speeches I have ever seen. The speech was given (to students at the University of Western Australia, and it is about nine life Lessons. It is absolutely brilliant. Don’t miss this. You can watch the speech here: Minchin speech: 9 life lessons

A while ago, we in KGH presented a new search engine for EU Custom’s legislation, the Union Customs Code (UCC). This is a very sophisticated tool that makes the extremely complicated legislation of the EU Customs Union easier to understand and easier to access.  We all know what modern search engines like Google and …

This is the year. It is 30 years ago since the best rock album ever made was released. It was the fifth studio album by Irish rock band U2, produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, and released on 9 March on Island Records.  The album is influenced by American and Irish roots music, …

On Monday Sweden beat four times world champions Italy out of the next soccer World Cup in Russia. It was a very intense play-off in two games where the players did everything they could to win the games. After the game the Gli Azzuri superstar and Roma captain, Daniel De Rossi, stopped the Swedish …

Sweden sent shockwaves through world soccer on Monday by beating Italy in their World Cup qualifying playoff, securing a berth for themselves and knocking Italy out of the competition for the first time in decades. For the first time since 1958 and only the second time ever, the Italian national team will not qualify …

It has now gone almost eight months since the World Trade Organization (WTO), Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entered into force. TFA or the Bali package as it is also called, is the first global trade agreement in decades. Even the moderate predictions on how the TFA will boost international trade and positively impact the …

Brexit is the largest change in the field of Customs in our lifetime. I don’t think that anybody really knew what it would mean to exit a Customs Union. In fact, we are still finding out.One thing is certain though, it is not possible to leave a Customs Union and its Customs territory and …

Since a few years a group of futurist are looking at the potential next megatrends for the future. Already a few years ago American scientists published a report entitled “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds.” Sincevthen the researchers have continued their work and these are some of  the conclusions so far.  The studies of our …

Recently we launched KGH’s new online flagship program, European Customs Law Accredited Training Program (ECLAT), the most inclusive, innovative training program of its kind.ECLAT facilitates your development of a fully skilled workforce that meets the EU’s Competence Framework, UCC Competence demands and Authorized Economic Operator requirements mitigating the risk of non-compliance. Also, it serves …

China’s smartphone masses splurge billions of dollars in an e-commerce bonanza on “Double 11”, billed as the world’s biggest one-day online shopping festival, also known as “Single’s Day”. Last year $17.8 billion was taken in gross merchandise value over the full 24 hours on “Single’s Day”, up 32 percent from 2015 and roughly equal …

If the United Nations gave out MVP trophies for entire countries, Sweden would win hands-down. According to a new report called the “Good Country Index,” which ranked 163 countries by their contributions to the global community, Sweden takes the top spot overall. In individual categories, the tiny Nordic scored first in measures of Prosperity …

Tonight Swden won the first leg against Italy 1-0 at the Friends Arena in 2017 World Cup CUP Qualifing Play Play Off for a place in the Championship in Russia next summer.  The only goal coming when Jakob Johansson drilled home from 20 yards, via a Daniele de Rossi deflection.Sweden was the better team …

I am back in Brasilia for the last workshop of AEO Brazil Project. This is the 4th year of the project and we are this time having a discussion on how risk management, AEO and PCA can work together to improve all parts of the Federal Revenue Agency (Receita Federal) business.  I am very …

This post is about rules for travelling or really about rules for travellers. There are naturally many rules around travelling, especially if tou travel by air. However I am not refereing to all those official rules but instead some of the things that a traveller should think about when travelling.  I am an experienced …