On 28 February the World Customs Organization (WCO) published the 91st edition of its WCO News, which provides a selection of informative articles that touch on the international Customs and trade landscape.
This edition’s ‘Dossier’ focuses on how Customs can foster sustainability for people, prosperity and the planet, the WCO’s theme for 2020, and includes a selection of articles on the implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements, the role of the Harmonized System, the trade in illegal timber, and tools for logistics planning and supply chain optimisation.
The WCO’s ‘Panorama’ section covers various topics such as internal communication, cultural goods, partnership with express couriers to fight illicit trade, management of e-commerce transactions via blockchains, and measurement of the time required to process imports in order to boost logistic service providers’ efficiency.
You can also read an insightful ‘Point of View’ article on how machine learning can automate the determination of the valuation of goods, as well as an ‘Events’ article containing highlights from the WCO Communication Strategies Conference held in October 2019.
Story by: Riaan de Lange