New air cargo security standards could gum up e-commerce exports

“At issue is whether the TSA will recognize the security controls of e-commerce fulfillment centers, warehouses and other shippers as sufficient rather than require them to pay costs associated with 100% screening of their air cargo shipments.”


China puts drones, laser tech on restricted export list

“On Friday, the ministry had said that 23 areas of innovation - ranging from space materials to 3D printing, encryption and large-scale high-speed wind tunnel design - had been added to the restricted export list.”


India announces deferred duty payment scheme

“Central and state level public sector undertakings (PSUs) can now pay customs duty 15 days after clearance of imported goods through customs, a move that is set to ensure speedier clearance and ease compliance for companies.”

[The Economic Times]

India frames rule to curb duty evasion, misuse of trade pacts

“The new norms are a result of an amendment in the Customs Act earlier this year. They bring in two key changes. First, importers claiming preferential tariff must follow the revised procedure; and two, customs officers have been given wider powers to scrutinise origin of imported goods.”


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