International Trade Compliance

Five top tips for SMEs on how to navigate customs around the world

August 15, 2014

International trade is still one of the fastest growing areas of the world economy. If you are working for a Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) and are reading this, you have already taken the first step towards getting the most out of this growth.

WTO deadline critical for economic growth and jobs

August 15, 2014

The International Chamber of Commerce is rallying its global network to highlight the adverse consequences of missing a first deadline [of July 31] to implement the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

Playing by the Rules: Compliance in International Trade

August 13, 2014

In international trade, “compliance” refers to how well a company observes the laws and regulations that govern its international business operations.

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement - Concerns and Issues

August 5, 2014

The cost of trade among South Asian countries is far too high. There is a need to simplify procedures for trade, and reduce the cost and time taken to handle cargo to ensure that trading within the region is more cost effective. The Trade Facilitation

New Harmonized System standards to enter into force on 1 January 2017

July 26, 2014

The new version of the HS includes 234 sets of amendments. Environmental and social issues are a major feature of these amendments, due to the importance of the HS as a global tool for collecting trade statistics and monitoring trade. The majority of the recommended amendments were broached by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).