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9th Meeting of ASEM General Directors of Customs

On 11th an 12th October 2011, the 9th meeting of the General Directors of Customs of the ASEM Group (Asia-Europe Meeting) was held in Hua Hin, Thailand. The Group, founded on 1995, is made up of the 27 EU member states, the European Commission and 16 Countries of the Asiatic area (Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam). Its aim is to promote and deepen the economic, politic and cultural dialogue between the two areas through a series of informal periodic consultations.

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The Asiatic recipe: cutting red tape for remaining competitive

To facilitate trade and remain competitive on the international landscape, the Asia-Pacific governments must insist on the simplification of the international trade procedures, assuring that their operators can benefit from a clear, simple, consistent and trasparent regulative framework. These are the main conclusions of the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2011, organised in Seoul, on 4 and 5 October 2011 by the UN/ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia) and the Asian Development Bank, where various experts of trade and customs have confronted each other.

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OECD indicators for trade facilitation

A new OECD paper titled “Trade Facilitation Indicators: The Impact on Trade Costs”, analises the economic and commercial impact of a series of measures of trade facilitation implemented by the OECD Countries to reduce the administrative barriers to import/export, simplify exchanges with foreign Countries and streamline the flows of internationally traded goods.

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Dichiarazioni doganali, la responsabilità dell’esattezza delle informazioni ivi contenute rimane sempre in capo al dichiarante

Con sentenza della Prima Sezione del 15 settembre 2011 (procedimento C 138/10, DP grup EOOD c/ Direktor na Agentsia «Mitnitsi»), la Corte di Giustizia fornisce alcune delucidazioni sui meccanismi dell’invalidazione (amministrativa) e dell’annullamento (giurisdizionale) delle dichiarazioni doganali, nonchè sulle responsabilità del dichiarante in ordine all'esattezza delle informazioni in esse fornite.


WCO compendium on Single Window

A draft of the WCO Single Window Compendium is available on the SICEX web site (the Chilean "single window" system). The document, divided into two parts, deals with great detail all the aspects related to the implementation of such a mechanism, both from an operational, organisational, functional and legal point of view. The guide analyses in particular the reingeneering of the business processes to be integrated in the interface and the simplifications that this a Single Window can imply both for the operators and the government.

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