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Laos adopts ASEAN tariff code

“The updated version of the ASEAN tariff code provides a clearer definition of goods and services in which ASEAN member countries are trading. This will make it easier for Lao customs officials to implement the government policy to facilitate cross-border trade and become part of the regional market.”

[Xinhua]

New draft customs law offers many facilities for commerce, industry

“Minister of Finance Mohamed Ma’it … clarified that the draft law allows pre-customs clearance systems and pre-clearance of shipments prior to arrival at Egyptian ports other than establishing a legal basis for electronic documents to terminate customs procedures. He said the draft law reorganizes all special customs systems in accordance with international best practices in order to boost Egypt's international trade movement. “

[Egypt Today]

WCO publishes new guides supporting implementation of AEO programs, MRAs

“The Customs AEO Validator Guide is primarily intended to build capacities in Customs administrations with regard to the AEO validation process, in particular the validation of security related provisions and management policies. … The MRA Strategy Guide is aimed at assisting Customs administrations with the development of MRAs, including the negotiation and implementation thereof.”

[World Customs Organization]

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