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Customs valuation: A history of taxation over borders

“Who will purchase this quantity of merchandise for this amount of price?” Written by Christiaan de Lange, MCom (Economics), MPhil (Taxation), Master of Business Leadership (MBL), MIEx  An ‘Element of Taxation’ The European Commission (EC) Taxation and Customs Union website reminds us that there are three ‘elements of taxation’ that provides the basis for assessment …

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Trading Across Borders – Increasing Complexity

Written by Ian Wakeling, UK Commercial & Trade Compliance Director at Lockheed Martin UK This interview was originally published in World Trade Matters – the quarterly journal from the Institute of Export & International Trade Trade and politics go hand in hand; one facilitates the other with economic growth becoming an obsession for political leaders.  When Europe …

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Smart borders: The future of border management

We live in a world of globalization and international trade is going through major changes in several dimensions, changes that will redefine the way we manage borders in the future.  We are seeing trade wars, more elements of protectionism, environmental activism and the reclaiming of national borders and trade policies – like in the case …

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Interview with Sandra Strong, Managing Director at Strong and Herd

This interview was originally published in World Trade Matters – the quarterly journal from the Institute of Export & International Trade. As a partner at Strong & Herd LLP, Sandra specialises in practical compliance issues relating to international trading including customs, UK, EU and U.S. export controls. Sandra is a highly-sought-after speaker on international trade …

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Michael Gove tells industry to prepare for Strict Border Policy

Cabinet Minister Michael Gove has told the logistics industry to prepare for stricter border controls from January 1 2021 when the post-Brexit transition period ends and the UK leaves the EU customs union and single market. Gove admitted that a new ‘smart’ border to cut post-Brexit trade friction with the EU will not be ready …

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UK Customs Academy courses going down well with students

The UK Customs Academy’s comprehensive range of training courses for Customs professionals in the UK are going down extremely well with students, according to an ongoing feedback survey. When asked whether they agreed with the statement, “The course objectives were met”, 73% strongly agreed and the remaining 27% agreed. In response to the statement, “Following …

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Student Interview: Lucy Masters

We interviewed Lucy Masters, the Imports & Exports Compliance Manager at the Co-op, about her career in Customs and her experience studying with the Academy. This interview originally appeared in the Winter 19 edition of World Trade Matters – the quarterly journal from the Institute of Export & International Trade. What sort of work do …

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Student Interview: Lisa Meikle

Lisa works as a Customs & Logistics Clerk for a shipping and forwarding company called W Knight Watson & Co Ltd. This interview first appeared in the Winter 2019 edition of World Trade Matters – the quarterly journal from the Institute of Export & International Trade. Which course did you take with the Customs Academy? I …

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