It is time for a new journey. From today I join A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S after having spent my last nine years in KGH. I join Maersk HQ as Global Head of Trade and Customs Consulting. It is a great challenge and a wonderful new journey for me to build on the experience I have …

Today Sweden won our first medals in the Tokyo Olympics when Daniel ’Superman’ Ståhl won the gold medal in discus. 2 meters tall & 145 kilos heavy giant world champion Ståhl was outstanding and won the Olympic competition final with a 68.90 throw, the 4th longest throw in Olympic history. Second in the competition …

India has seen a “significant improvement” in the UNESCAP’s Global Survey on Digital & Sustainable Trade Facilitation with a 90.32 per cent score. After evaluation of 143 economies, the Survey 2021 has highlighted India’s significant improvement in the scores on all five key indicators — transparency, formalities, institutional arrangement and cooperation, paperless trade and …

The House of Lords Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland was appointed by the European Affairs Committee to consider all matters related to the Protocol, including scrutinising EU legislation applying to Northern Ireland under the Protocol, and the Protocol’s overall impact on Northern Ireland. This Committee is a Sub-Committee of the European Affairs …

This is one if the best tweets of all time. The original customs declaration from the Apollo 11 return.

Logistics is a competitive industry with a lot of room for innovation. TradeLens is a digital platform underpinned by blockchain technology that enables this innovation. It breaks down silos, connects you to your trade partners, and provides a secure and trusted view of real-time supply chain data directly from the source. Find out how …

This is an important article from Australia about how organized crime infiltrates legitimate businesses and supply chain stakeholder companies. Australian Government is doing a good job to stop these activities. This criminal modus has been known for a long time and the best way to attack it is through structured partnerships and cooperation with …

A UK government scheme set up to help small businesses handle the disruption and paperwork associated with Brexit has awarded just a third of its total funds amid complaints that its complexity had discouraged companies from applying. Ministers launched the SME Brexot support fund in February to support small exporters that were struggling to …

Boris Johnson has rejected Brussels’ latest attempt to iron out problems with the post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland, insisting that the withdrawal agreement signed last year must be renegotiated. A series of proposals published by the European Commission on Monday with the aim of easing implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol were said to …

The EU has published its proposals for simplifying some aspects of the Northern Ireland Protocol. My sources day that it is a serious attempt to open up the dialogue around the application of the protocol. The proposals were in broad terms communicated abd shared with the UK government. They include a plan for ensuring …

At the June 2021 WCO Council Session a revised edition of the SAFE Framework of Standards was adopted. The new version includes provisions to strengthen co-operation between Customs and Other Government Agencies; promote smart security devices to optimize Customs control and effectively monitor the movement of goods in a real-time basis; and develop regional …

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen yesterday. They discussed the UK’s Command Paper on the Northern Ireland Protocol published yesterday. According to GOV.COM the Prime Minister set out that the way the Protocol was currently operating was unsustainable. Solutions could not be found through …

Elijah Hewson has proved he can follow in his father Bono’s footsteps after the debut album by his band Inhaler entered the UK chart at number one. Hewson fronts the Irish band, whose LP ’Won’t Always Be Like This’ has knocked Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour off the top spot. Although Bono’s band U2 have had …

One week has passed since Lionel Messi finally won the Copa América with his Argentina.Now the football star has reached another milestone. A picture he posted on Instagram after the victory has become the app’s most liked sports picture ever. Lionel is one of the best football players ever and he deserves a nationalbteam …

For the first time in 18 months we are back in our second home in Bouloris-sur-mer, just outside Saint-Raphaël, Provence, on the French riviera. We have not been able to go to France since early 2020 due to the Covid-19 corona pandemic. Now we spend some time in this wonderful place again, Saint-Raphaël being …

Here is command paper from UK Government on the ’Northern Ireland protocol – next steps’. Details of the UK’s proposed approach on the Protocol. As launched today. You find the document here: http://Northern Ireland protocol – next steps

Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland Secretary, is right now giving a statement to UK Parliament in which he threatens to tear up post-Brexit trading arrangements if the EU doesn’t show more flexibility. Lord Frost will today publish a “command paper” setting out the UK’s stance. Brandon Lewis says the UK and EU have not …

Andy Jassy is the new CEO of Amazon, the former deputy replacing the founder Jeff Bezos. Jassy is worth around $500 million and will have some catching up to do with Bezos on that, too. It falls on Andy Jassy to continue Amazon’s track record of stellar growth and innovation, which extends from cloud-computing …

Today UK Government & HM Revenue and Customs released the updated version of the Border Operating Model (BOM).. To read and download the document, click here: UK BOM

We are summer holiday watching the 4th sesson of one of our favourite TV dramas, ’Unforgotten’. With the excellent actress Nicola Walker as DCI Cassie Stuart and another favourite Sanjeev Bhaskar as DI Sunny Khan. I love this British Crime drama. Brilliant TV. And there will be a season 5.