New procedure code for customs declarations to make goods movements through smaller ports quicker

05 August 2021 – A new ‘customs procedure code’ will facilitate the faster movement of goods through smaller ports, an international trade and customs expert has said. Customs procedure codes (CPCs) are entered onto customs declarations to identify the customs and/or excise regimes which goods are being entered into and removed from (where this applies).…

HMRC survey of Chinese cross-border sellers highlights need for quality data

30 July 2021 – According to a new report, cross-border e-commerce merchants in China largely depend on marketplaces and third-party agents to manage their compliance. The UK’s HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently commissioned in-depth interviews with 30 Chinese online sellers for a report titled Knowledge and Attitudes of Online Sellers in China to UK Tax…

EU Modernized VAT Regime: Express Logistics and Transportation Companies Get Prepared

23 June 2021 – The EU is introducing new rules on VAT applied to cross-border e-commerce sales on July 1, 2021. Marius Penninks of FedEx explains the new system and discusses what preparedness looks like for express logistics and transportation companies and their customers. On July 1, 2021, as one of the priorities under the Digital…

City works to optimize customs clearance

13 April 2021 – As a logistics hub in Northeast China, Shenyang in Liaoning province has optimized its land transport network and ensured that its customs clearance is smooth and barrier-free, local officials said. On March 28, a cargo train filled with auto parts and machinery departed from Shenyang to Duisburg in Germany. It was…

Frontier inspectors making strides with ‘dual circulation’

5 April 2021 – Ever since the National Immigration Administration was established in April 2018, frontier inspection departments in Shanghai have been continuing to improve under its guidance and management to better serve “dual circulation” — domestic and overseas markets reinforcing one another with the domestic market as the mainstay, such as “zero waiting time”…

AskWaves: What is a customs broker for international shipping?

21 March 2021 – Customs brokers: Who are they? What do they do? Cross-border supply chains can be time consuming and complex. A customs broker can help navigate cross-border freight. But companies should know what to look for in a customs brokerage. What is a customs broker? According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), customs…

deugro roll out CargoWise to support their global digitalization strategy

11 March 2021 – deugro, a company of the deugro group and the industry-leading project freight forwarder specialized in turnkey projects, announced today the go-live of their rollout of WiseTech Global’s integrated logistics execution platform, CargoWise. Starting with deugro’s branch in Madrid, Spain, the CargoWise rollout will continue across all branches worldwide and represents an…

Beijing customs import clearance time reduced by more than 70% in 3 years

9 March 2021 – Customs clearance times in Beijing were shortened dramatically in 2020, as the city continues to deepen the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. Data from Beijing Customs show that in December 2020, import clearance times for the Beijing Customs Area averaged 29.31 hours, while export clearance times were 1.44 hours, a…

Universal Logistics Streamlines Customs Clearance with Descartes and Windmill

9 March 2021 – WATERLOO, Ontario Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Ontario-based Universal Logistics Inc., a freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider, is using the Descartes Canadian Customs Brokerage™ solution to increase customer satisfaction and improve operational effectiveness through automation of labor-intensive customs…

MEDIA RELEASE : Singapore Customs and the United States Customs and Border Protection sign Letter of Intent to explore Single Window connectivity

11 November 2020 – Singapore Customs and the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on 10 November 2020 to explore Single Window connectivity to facilitate cargo clearance and enhance supply chain security. The LOI was signed electronically via a videoconference between Deputy Director-General, Singapore Customs, Mr Lim Teck…