Background

A four-nation alliance may be rising to counter China's Belt and Road

“Four countries — the U.S., Japan, India and Australia — could join forces to set up an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in an attempt to counter Beijing’s growing influence.”

[CNBC]

Korea initiates WTO complaint against U.S. AD/CV duties

“Korea challenges the provisions of US laws and regulations allowing the US Department of Commerce (USDOC) to use facts available in anti-dumping and countervailing investigations; the USDOC's practice of using adverse facts with regard to producers or exporters deemed to have failed to cooperate in the investigation; and six anti-dumping and countervailing duty determinations on certain products from Korea in which the USDOC relied on adverse facts available.”

[World Trade Organization]

Qatar launches import for reexport service

“Under the service, goods can be imported into the country with the purpose of re-exporting them in whole or part without paying the customs duties within six months from the day they are released by the [General Authority of Customs], subject to certain conditions and bank guarantees.”

[Gulf Times]

Bahamas to launch new system to modernize customs department

“Come this April, the Customs Department’s import and export system will be completely revamped into a paperless, speedier, more efficient process with the introduction of the Bahamian Electronic Single Window, one of the outcomes of a public/private cooperative initiative involving Bahamas Customs, The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce & Employers Confederation and Arawak Port Development.”

[The Bahama Journal]

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