International Customs Regulations

14 Oct 2016
It is now easier for Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust shippers to take advantage of a “direct port entry” scheme meant to speed export traffic.
Employees of the Brazilian customs agency, pictured, are pressuring interim President Michel Temer to live up to the promises of his predecessor, and in the process are threatening to gridlock essential customs functions during the Olympics.
21 Jul 2016
Brazilian shippers are suffering from a double whammy of industrial action this week.
28 Jun 2016
Nigeria has launched technology platforms to tackle widespread corruption and inefficiencies in operations at its major ports.
23 Jun 2016
Ghana is targeting the complete elimination of paper in trade transactions at the country’s ports.
17 Jun 2016
The legislation would implement a new preclearance agreement.
24 May 2016
A rule change that enters force September 1 in Russia threatens shippers and foreign over-the-road transportation companies with increased costs.
04 Apr 2016
Russia’s leading stevedoring companies have voiced their disdain for proposed initiatives of the Russian Federal Customs Service and some state officials to curb the powers of customs offices to service import-export cargo in the Big Port of St. Petersburg, Russia’s largest container port.
17 Mar 2016
In a followup to a previous trade advisory, customs authorities at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust have set up a separate wing to handle processes related to “direct port delivery” for the clearance of import freight from India’s biggest public container gateway as part of larger program to facilitate trade and ease congestion in the harbor.
25 Feb 2016
Tariffs levied on shipping companies entering Russian seaports may be doubled or increased by two and one half times, which may result in the decline of Russian seaborne container traffic.
17 Feb 2016
The Bronka and Ust-Luga seaports are expected to become the new container hubs of northwest Russia due to Russian Federal Customs Service plans to cease servicing export-import cargo on site at Big Port St. Petersburg.
16 Feb 2016
China announced additional safety requirements for companies dealing with dangerous goods as it continues to highlight its resolve to overhaul safety procedures in the wake of the deadly Tianjin blasts and to punish those responsible.
08 Feb 2016
Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has issued an order to the Russian Federal Customs Service to significantly streamline customs clearance procedures with the aim of speeding cargo handling at Russia’s borders and seaports.