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WCO releases the HS 2022 Correlation Tables

The Contracting Parties to the “International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System" finalized in January 2020 the 7th edition of the Harmonized System nomenclature (HS 2022), which will enter into force on 1 January 2022 by replacing the current (HS 2017) edition of the Harmonized System, entered into force on 1 January 2017 (for further details read our post here).


Six ASEAN countries implement automated regional Customs Transit System

Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam have started the implementation of the ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS), a computerised customs transit management system available to operators who move goods across land borders in the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Region.


From the WCO an analysis of the rules for the customs valuation of goods

The World Customs Organisation (WCO), on occasion of the 50th Session of the Technical Committee on Customs Valuation, the technical body established under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Customs Valuation Agreement (CVA) to ensure uniform interpretation and application of the Agreement, dedicated its 93rd edition of WCO News to the customs valuation topic.


Government of Zambia launches new Trade Information Portal

The Government of Zambia has recently launched the Zambia Trade Information Portal (ZTIP), a one-stop platform gathering all information relating to import and export into and out of Zambia and transit through the country. The portal is hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) in conjunction with Smart Zambia Institute (SZI).


The principle of proportionality of customs penalties

The principle of proportionality of customs penalties is one of the basic principles of the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures, better known as the Revised Kyoto Convention, which dedicates to it the Standard 23 of the Specific Annex H, Chapter 1. Read the full post on our blog.

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