UK government to blame for Brexit delays, says logistics sector

20 September 2021 – It is UK government “unreadiness” that is the source of further delays to Brexit customs procedure implementation, while associations, brokers, forwarders, ports, and retailers are “ready”. Last week the UK government announced that it would further delay the implementation of export health certificates, phytosanitary (SPS) certificates and safety and security declarations…

China, ASEAN open new chapter in common development, prosperity

19 July 2021 – Thanks to the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), more commodities from ASEAN countries, ranging from agricultural products such as mango, durian and coffee to primary and intermediate products like rubber and paper, have entered the Chinese market. In 2020, China and ASEAN became each other’s largest trading partners for the first…

Customs broker licence fees waived till 2023

12 July 2021 – Customs broker licence fees waived till 2023 The largest sources of customs and excise revenue were vehicles and machinery (accounting for 43.5 per cent), petroleum and energy (22.8 per cent), construction materials and miscellaneous fees (6.3 per cent) and other products (27.4 per cent), according to the department. Hin Pisei The…

China seizes two tonnes of smuggled pangolin scales

07 July 2021 – Pangolins are among the world’s most endangered species  Customs agents in southwest China have seized 2.2 tonnes of pangolin scales and busted an endangered wildlife smuggling gang, state media reported. Two suspects were detained in the city of Yulin in Guangxi by customs officers, who also seized two kilograms of pangolin…

Cooperation should drive China-EU ties

17 June 2021 – In the coming years, the new international and development policies of China, the United States and the European Union will significantly overlap, as China’s 14th Five-Plan Plan (2021-25) period coincides with the terms of the Joe Biden administration and the European Commission (2019-24). The year 2021 is special for China as…

Digital Ocean Freight is 2021’s Biggest Winner

24 May 2021 – If suppliers in China fail to pick up freight containers to fill an order for MediaShop, Marcel Schneider gets an alert via a digital freight system, allowing the retailer to reach out and fix the problem swiftly. Before July 2020, Austria-based MediaShop’s deputy supply chain director says he would discover problems…

China-Europe trains carry cargo and hope

19 May 2021 – Twenty-foot equivalent units are stocked at the goods yard of the Sino-Kazakhstan International Logistics Base in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province. PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY Cross-border transportation corridors are helping to boost trade volumes and the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic The China-Europe freight trains that leave Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, for…

The ‘Zangezur Corridor’ is a geo-economic revolution

17 May 2021 – The South Caucasus region has the opportunity to become one of Eurasia’s most important transport corridors. The current world situation has been dramatically affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as regionalisation, the widespread use of digital media, WTO rule-breaking, trade wars and the incident with the ship Ever Given in the Suez…

Indian port shutdowns may affect shipments of emergency items

13 May 2021 – Some Indian ports are feared to face shutdowns during the country’s devastating wave of COVID-19 cases, including major ports handling shipments from China. Chinese logistics companies worry that the suspended operations might cause further delays in shipments of emergency medical equipment and cargo. Chennai port has significantly reduced its operations, the…