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News about TNT Shipments

April 5, 2017

The following is a message from FedEx Express:

Please be advised that, effective April 5th, 2017, all TNT express import shipments will be integrated into the FedEx Express network; TNT will no longer be acting as the carrier for the import of TNT express shipments.

Broker advising will be completed by FedEx Express using FedEx Brokerage Connection (FBC) as it is today for FedEx Express shipments. This process will be seamless to you, the customs broker, as TNT shipments will also be reported under the 400- carrier code. 

There's a new trade deal in town. But what is the TFA and who will benefit?

February 23, 2017

A global trade deal goes live today that will help to smooth customs procedures and cut red tape at the border. Against a backdrop of anti-globalization sentiment, shuttered regional trade pacts and shifting geopolitics, the TFA flies in the face of the current news cycle. The following offers a quick explainer on what’s in the deal as well as what it means for you and for global trade.

It’s a trade deal. Should I protest?

Trade Facilitation Agreement Enters into Force

February 22, 2017

A major milestone for the global trading system was reached on 22 February 2017, when the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21 year history of the World Trade Organization, entered into force.

In receiving four more ratifications for the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the WTO has obtained the two-thirds acceptance of the agreement from WTO's 164 members.

Latest edition of WCO News now available

February 21, 2017

The WCO has published the 82nd edition of WCO News, the Organization’s flagship magazine aimed at the global Customs community, which provides a selection of informative articles that touch the international Customs and trade landscape.

This edition features a special dossier on data analysis by Customs for more effective border management, and includes a number of country-specific experiences, particularly in the area of risk management and Customs modernization programmes.

World Trade Outlook Indicator suggests moderate trade momentum in first quarter of 2017

February 14, 2017

The WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global trade growth will continue to build moderately in the first quarter of 2017 after having strengthened in the final quarter of last year. Trade-related indicators including air freight, automobile sales, export orders and container shipping have all registered solid gains in recent months, auguring for faster growth in merchandise trade volumes in the first few months of the year.

Global Enabling Trade Report 2016

December 5, 2016

The World Economic Forum have published the Global Enabling Trade Report 2016: https://www.weforum.org/focus/global-enabling-trade-report-2016

We're in a time of uncertainty for global trade. Businesses and governments are searching for signals as to which aspects of trade policy are working, and which aren’t. That's where the Global Enabling Trade Report 2016 comes in. It offers clarity on current debates and a way forward for trade facilitation.

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