Japan to assist in Cambodian customs clearance

15 January 2021 – The Japanese government will assist the Cambodian General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) in setting up an automated customs clearance system that will speed up cargo clearance time, alleviating the problem congestion problems that slow the clearance process. The GDCE held a meeting with representatives of the Japanese…

Alibaba moves into Japan with third-party logistics offering

11 November 2020 E-commerce giant in competition with Amazon to become global logistics provider Cainiao, the logistics arm of Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), has opened for business in Japan to provide comprehensive logistics service to importers and exporters there. The latest step in Alibaba Group’s global logistics expansion follows last month’s launch of third-party logistics…

Trade, tech issues seen to shape Asean’s future

By Bernadette D. Nicolas Nov 7 2019 / BusinessMirror FIFTY-TWO years ago, the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) fought the embers of communism across Asia. Today, Asean is confronting another “FIRe,” the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. The FIRe is being seen as a tool that Asean needs to comprehend, brace…

South Korea braces for more export curbs as Moon Jae-in warns of ‘greater damage’ to Japan’s economy

By Julian Ryall – July 15 2019/ South China Moring Post South Korea is braced for Japan to further escalate the countries’ trade dispute by removing Seoul from Tokyo’s “white list” of trusted trade partners and subsequently imposing new customs clearance restrictions on 40 categories of products, which could amount to 1,100 specific items. Officials…