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EU launches new complaints system to fight trade barriers

“The new complaints system reflects the Commission's increased efforts to strengthen the enforcement and implementation of trade agreements. It follows the Commission's appointment in July of its first Chief Trade Enforcement Officer (CTEO) to oversee its tougher action on enforcing trade policy, as well as the Commission's 15-point Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Action Plan of 2018.”

[European Commission]

Morocco launches online platform to simplify customs duties

“The system provides 120 digital services, including the declaration of products, the simulation of taxes to be applied on products, and the online payment of customs duties, among other functions.”

[Morocco World News]

WCO releases upgraded version of cargo targeting system

“The WCO CTS is a cargo manifest risk assessment and targeting solution developed by the WCO for Customs administrations across the globe. It allows those adopting the solution to implement international best practice cargo risk assessment and targeting including key pillars of the WCO’s SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade.”

[World Customs Organization]

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