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A Government review into the cost to business of complying with international trade regulation was announced in the Pre-Budget Report. [...full story]
At the World Customs Organisation Policy Commission meeting, the WCO’s Private Sector Consultative Group was tasked to provide a business view on the impact of the global financial crisis. [...full story]
The rumour mill has recently been doing overtime on the implementation status of the European Union's pre-arrival and pre-departure security data capture systems. [...full story]
At the beginning of January, SITPRO published the consultation document for its review of procedures at UK ports. [...full story]
The International Trade Single Window Project continues to make progress with the development of the Automatic Licence Verification System for the imports of plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables into England and Wales. [...full story]
Over the past few years US Customs and Border Protection and DG TAXUD have been working together to establish a joint roadmap towards mutual recognition of their trade partnership programmes. [...full story]
At the invitation of the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry SITPRO’s Policy Director, Graham Bartlett, addressed a seminar on Secure Logistics Chains and Competitiveness held in Sao Paulo in December. [...full story]
The concept of Self Assessment for Customs activities was introduced as part of the Modernised Customs Code and during November 2008, a joint trade and Member States seminar was held to 'pave the way' for future legal discussions on the subject. [...full story]
SITPRO has welcomed the arrival of Åke Nilson, who has been appointed to the Board. [...full story]
Also in this issue...
SITPRO's Chief Executive, Malcolm McKinnon, explains why this is the right time to look at the cost of regulation.
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