This week we celebrated the start of a cooperation to make Paraguay the first fully digital AEO administration in Latin America, in a project with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)/Global Alliance for Trade Facilutation (GATF #administration ) & Maersk Customs Services (MCS) using our digital Maersk AEO CAM solution.

In the picture: Nilda Cantero León, National Directorste of Customs Paraguay, Aurelio Garcia Navarrete Programme Director CIPE, Christer Andersson, Global Product Lead AEO Maersk, Lars Karlsson Global Head of Trade and Customs Consulting Maersk and Ana Larin, Associate Program Officer CIPE.

Paraguay is the pilot that will be followed by Chile & Costa Rica, out of the eleven countries in Latin America under the regional AEO Mutual Recognition programme to test the new digital AEO

On the second day opening of the ’IX AEO International Seminar – Coordinated Border Management, the Integrated AEO Program, and e-Commerce Operations’ in São Paulo, I did a Key Note Lecture about ’Global Trade 2.0 – AEO, Digitalization and new Trusted Trade Lanes for (e)Commerce’.

On stage

I had great feedback & response from the audience.

The Maersk Team

This was overall a fantastic event arranged in an excellent way by Instituto Procomex and Receita Federal (The Federal Revenue Sitjority) of Brazil. Congratulations to John Mein and his Procomex team.

People – so many great meetings

It is so enjoyable to see colleagues and ling-term feiends reom the customs world again.

Meeting friends

This was the most successful event to date, with 450 registered patticipants from 22 countries.

Also talking to new colleagues and customers is a joy

We hade a full house from the start to the last minute of the event, evidence of the quality level of the programme.

Woth my friend Igor from amazon

Thank you for inviting me, Iwill be back for the 10th year celebrating this event and AEO Brazil next year.

1.3 tons of cocaine have been seized in the port of Helsingborg in Southern Sweden since September last year.

This is stated by the Swedish Customs Service at a press conference today.

The seizures that are “completely unprecedented in Swedish criminal history”, according to Magnus Pettersson, prosecutor at the National Unit against International and Organized Crime.

In recent years, the port of Helsingborg has consolidated its position as the major gateway to narcotics in Sweden.

In April, a record-breaking seizure of 460 kilos was made, and in May customs confiscated another 450 kilos of cocaine.

These are seizures that strengthen the image that the port has become a gateway for cocaine, not only to Sweden but also the rest of Europe.

This is amazing work done by my former colleagues, based on advanced working methods. Congrats. It is also a deeply worrying trend.