International Customs Regulations

19 Aug 2016
Strikes and slowdowns by Brazilian customs officers are causing chaos and losses for shippers and shipping lines.
18 Aug 2016
Containers shipped from the U.S. to China that are subject to that country’s regulations designed to prevent the spread of Zika virus won’t have to be fumigated but can instead be disinsected.
Some forwarders are reporting that fumigating a 40-foot container at a main Chinese port would cost a shipper an estimated 2,000 yuan ($301).
18 Aug 2016
There will be a time and cost element to fumigating your cargo on arrival in China to comply with Zika measures, forwarders tell shippers.
Container fumigation, pictured, is now a prerequisite for containers entering China from some parts of the world.
16 Aug 2016
Chinese authorities have provided some guidance on how U.S. exporters need to show that they have made their shipments mosquito-free.
Officials hope that automated customs clearance will help relieve congestion at the port of Yangon fueled by infrastructure limitations and growing container volumes.
16 Aug 2016
Customs changes could help relieve crippling congestion at the port of Yangon in Myanmar.
The Port of Mumbai, pictured, is hoping to replicate the results of direct import delivery at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, which drastically cut container dwell times.
12 Aug 2016
Port of Mumbai this week issued a trade advisory calling on shippers to use direct port delivery services for the clearance of their import cargo.
11 Aug 2016
A customs change that would have forced shippers to divert cargo away from the port of St. Petersburg has been suspended.
Container fumigation, pictured, could add extra costs for shippers and the exact requirements for getting a Mosquito Eradication Certificate are uncertain.
10 Aug 2016
Efforts by Chinese authorities seeking to prevent the spread of Zika have sparked concerns among U.S. exporters.
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.