International Customs Regulations

International Customs Regulations

30 Sep 2019
The Chittagong Customs House has suspended the license of Continental Traders, the local agent of COSCO Shipping, a move that could cause significant disruptions to the Chinese state-run container carrier’s operations in Bangladesh.
23 Sep 2019
US Customs and Border Protection’s 90-day suspension of the carrier’s trusted trade status ended Sept. 16, but not before damaging Mediterranean Shipping Co's brand and spurring some multinational cargo owners to hold off on booking.
20 Aug 2019
The inefficiencies inherent in the Mexican customs process could be reduced through reforms, including a more standardized interpretation of customs laws, stakeholders say.
01 Aug 2019
The head of the Mexican agency overseeing the country’s port system said it should be made more efficient and less expensive for shippers, reflecting shipper concerns the system is burdensome and unpredictable.
07 Jun 2019
Shippers and providers are watching Mexico’s new customs head to see if he can improve the fluidity of imports even as supply chains handle ever more cargo.
16 Apr 2019
Customs services at Mexico’s largest port will be available round the clock under a plan that federal customs authorities are putting together to help move cargo through the port more quickly.
26 Feb 2019
Enforcement of a revamped customs program requiring carriers to electronically submit manifest data prior to arrival or departure at Indian ports had already been pushed back twice.
31 Jan 2019
The Bangladesh government is introducing pre-arrival processing of import documents at ports in July.
Containers stacked at a port.
23 Jan 2019
The new rule is similar to 24-hour advanced manifest rule for US cargo and recent regulatory changes in China.
Port of Vancouver, Canada.
18 Jan 2019
For the new fee, the port promises timelier inspections and fewer detention and demurrage charges.
Container shipping.
09 Jan 2019
The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29 but is struggling to reach a deal on trade that would limit disruption.
Shanghai port.
07 Jan 2019
The Shenzhen port of Shekou has opened a consolidation center that will ease customs restrictions on China's growing LCL cargo imports.
A short-sea container ship.
21 Nov 2018
The trial program applies to Bangladeshi goods transiting through the border checkpoint at Petrapole — known as a “land customs station (LCS)” — for transshipment via the ports of Kolkata and Nhava Sheva-JNPT.
20 Nov 2018
Trying to prepare for something as significant and as unclear as Britain's exit from the European Union is not easy for supply chains that only work with a clear understanding of what is required for each step of the logistics process.
06 Nov 2018
Sponsored: MSC's Laurent Audaz on addressing the problem of counterfeiting and smuggling, as well as other cargo declaration concerns.
Logistics technology and global trade/shipping.
24 Oct 2018
Integration Point is one of the largest providers of trade compliance software — tools that allow global shippers to manage customs regulations across the world, but also to strategize around the use of free trade zones and other ways to reduce duty exposure.
Wastepaper stacked.
15 Oct 2018
Containerized exports of recyclables, first hit by China's Jan. 1 tightening of environmental restrictions, were dealt another shot by the imposition of a 25 percent tariff in late August — something that will be felt in the months ahead.
MSC at DP World Nava Sheva India Gateway
31 Jul 2018
The new regulations require carriers to complete their advanced manifest submissions considerably prior to the vessel’s arrival or departure.
Allcargo Group's container freight station at Chennai.
28 Jun 2018
Authorities have asked stakeholders to examine a proposed fast-track/streamlined last-mile/last touch logistics plan for inland container depots — dubbed “direct inland delivery” — which they believe will prove to be another major boon for hinterland shippers.
St. Petersburg.
21 Jun 2018
The new community, approved by the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service and the Federal Customs Service, will work to speed port operations and and decrease shipper costs.
Container ship near the Port of Newcastle, Australia.
15 Jun 2018
China Merchants’ purchase of a stake in the Port of Newcastle, Australia’s largest east coast port, would be its first in Oceania. However, the dealoccurs at a time of increased political and trade tension between the strong-performing Asian economies.
09 May 2018
China is increasing pressure on US exporters, creating costly delays. 
KLM in Moscow, Russia
27 Apr 2018
The rate hike may be just the beginning of additional, larger Federal Anti-Monopoly Service fee increases, as part of Russia's response to the West’s latest package of sanctions, imposed by the United States, and supported by many European allies.
United Kingdom and European Union.
20 Mar 2018
The UK-EU trade reality is that a hard Brexit would delay supply chains almost immediately — something negotiators on both sides of the Channel will try to avoid, given the extra 21-month transition period.
A harbor in Knhanh Hoa province, Vietnam.
23 Feb 2018
The new Asian markets that US recyclable exporters are finding to replace the banned China in-take are growing fast.
08 Jan 2018
Under the expanded VAT system, all services at the Port of Chittagong will be subject to the VAT.
27 Dec 2017
The government of India this week issued a decree unveiling plans to automate customs procedures at its badly congested Petrapole checkpoint.
18 Dec 2017
It is clear that a world-class infrastructure improves a nation's efficiency and attracts business. And post-Brexit United Kingdom must implement several infrastructure improvements to achieve both.
15 Dec 2017
Customs officials listed a series of arbitrary rate actions by carriers and terminals on direct port delivery cargo handling and called for stricter regulations to create transparency across the supply chain.
05 Dec 2017
There’s not much confidence that the UK government will meet the deadline.
05 Dec 2017
“Unless these problem areas are fixed, it would not be advisable to reduce the time limit of 48 hours.”
04 Dec 2017
Several industries like construction, food or logistics have already warned of an existing shortage of resources.
30 Nov 2017
“We want to release goods from the ports as fast as possible.”
22 Nov 2017
These are the best of times for the global airline industry but look like the worst of times for UK carriers and airports as they sweat over Brexit.
21 Nov 2017
Strike action by the Receita Federal (customs) in Brazil has intensified as it enters its fourth week and is now causing severe delays.