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In this issue...
The European Customs Code, which has been around since the early 1990s, is being replaced with more up to date legislation. [...full story]
In February the Ports and Borders Group (PBG) gathered for its 100th meeting aboard HQS Wellington. [...full story]
At the beginning of February, SITPRO and Skills for Logistics brought together experts representing the wide range of education service providers operating in the UK. [...full story]
The new Automatic Licence Verification System (ALVS) which will reduce customs clearance times and paperwork for companies importing flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables into England and Wales from outside the EU, was launched on 16 February. [...full story]
The business response to last year's consultation exercise was excellent and SITPRO is now in the process of addressing the issues that were raised and highlighted for action in the Government's action plan Simplifying Trade Across UK Borders [...full story]
We at SITPRO were saddened to learn of the passing of Michel Danet, the former Secretary General of the World Customs Organisation. [...full story]
The World Trade Organisation has published the first draft consolidated negotiating text of a possible WTO agreement on trade facilitation. [...full story]
Prior to the start of the Department of Transport's formal consultation on the Rotterdam Rules, SITPRO has published a detailed guide to the issues which they raise. [...full story]
In the UK, SITPRO is the champion of trade facilitation, but when it comes to European developments the voice of just one nation is not enough. [...full story]
Also in this issue...
SITPRO's Chief Executive, Malcolm McKinnon, begins SITPRO's 40th anniversary year.
Expect the unexpected
SITPRO's Helpdesk Advisers answer a question about the EX1 document
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