Australia joins the Asian Shippers Alliance

By |2023-09-14T12:37:15+02:00September 14th, 2023|

Australia joins the Asian Shippers Alliance   Petaling Jaya, Selangor Malaysia – Wednesday 13 September 2023   The Asian Shippers Alliance (ASA) welcomes the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) as Australia’s representative to the influential regional coalition of peak trade organisations. YBhg Dato’ Dr Ir Andy Seo, Chair of the Malaysian National Shippers’ Council (MNSC)

EU’s Relations with Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities

By |2023-07-20T16:50:19+02:00July 20th, 2023|

The current status of the EU's relations with Latin America presents good and less promising news for the Global Shippers Alliance. Spain's presidency of the European Council, which began on July 1, 2023, is affected by domestic political issues and elections, delaying the setting of the regional agenda in Latin America. Uncertainties arise for shippers

The end of the Black Sea Grain Initiative impacts Shippers

By |2023-07-20T10:09:40+02:00July 20th, 2023|

As GSA, we support the work and the position of WTO, ensuring that rules of international trade are respected. The termination of the Grain Deal, which had contributed to the export of 32 million tonnes of food products in the last years, brings along a series of consequences, such as increased prices for grains and

Maersk/Hamburg Süd to pay fine of millions for breach of contract

By |2023-06-15T11:32:11+02:00June 15th, 2023|

Maersk subsidiary Hamburg Süd must pay almost $ 10 million in damages to the American shipper OJ Commerce, a furniture importer with headquarters in Florida that had sued the shipping company for breach of contract. The damages, a preliminary ruling that the shipping company can still appeal, are significantly higher than previous fines handed out

Commissioner Reynders in the US for high-level meetings on consumer protection

By |2023-02-21T12:46:49+01:00February 21st, 2023|

Today, Commissioner for Justice, Didier  Reynders,  will travel to Orlando, in the United States, to participate in the 2023 Annual Symposium of the  International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) . The ICPHSO is the forum that brings together international stakeholders to advance consumer product safety on a global basis and to promote safer consumer products around the

Statement by President von der Leyen on the 10th package of sanctions against Russia

By |2023-02-21T11:12:16+01:00February 21st, 2023|

In her speech, President von der Leyen claimed that the Commission proposes further export bans worth more than €11 billion, to deprive the Russian economy of critical technology and industrial goods, for instance vital goods such as electronics, specialized vehicles, machine parts, spare parts for trucks and jet engines. The Commission is also targeting goods

WCO organizes first forum on E-Commerce and Customs Valuation

By |2023-02-21T11:02:11+01:00February 21st, 2023|

On 15 February 2023, the World Customs Organization (WCO) held the first symposium on E‑Commerce and Customs Valuation. During the hybrid event, international organizations, Customs administration, and the private sector discussed the challenges in calculating Customs Value for E‑Commerce. The participants agreed to the importance of working together and sharing knowledge and best practices to find innovative solutions

WCO Secretary General promotes Customs role in fragile and conflict-affected situations

By |2023-02-21T10:59:35+01:00February 21st, 2023|

From 17 to 19 February, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), attended the 59th Munich Security Conference (MSC). This prominent global forum, founded back in 1963, gathered over 850 delegates, including more than 40 Heads of State and Government, over 60 ministers, as well as representatives from academia, think tanks,

Regional consultation on WCO modernization with the Asia/Pacific region

By |2023-02-09T16:10:47+01:00February 9th, 2023|

On 7 and 8 February 2023, the WCO conducted its sixth and final regional consultation on WCO modernization with the Asia/Pacific (A/P) region. In his opening remarks, the regional Vice-Chair referred to many changes in the international operating environment, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring proper adaptation by the WCO in order to make the