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Industry News Update

Shanghai gets go-ahead for free trade zone
04 July 2013

The State Council approved Shanghai's free trade zone project on Wednesday, which will catapult the city to the forefront of global logistics centers. The project, occupying 28 square kilometers, will center around the Yangshan Deep Water Port and will take more than 10 years to build. When completed, the free trade zone will provide [ ... ]

Strong Earthquake Strikes Christchurch on 22nd February
23 February 2011

China and Singapore Officials hold 1st Review of the China-Singapore FTA, 15 April 2010

Shanghai - Dangerous Goods Restriction during EXPO 2010 3 February 2010

Indonesia considers delaying implementation of China-ASEAN FTA CNA - 22 January 2010

ASEAN-China Open Free Trade Area AFP - 30 December 2009

Customs & Regulatory Update

Postponement of the Implementation of the Advance Shipment Information in Ghana.
Following the Notification of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority of 26th March 2015, the implementation of the Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) is being postponed until [ ... ]
| Ghana |

Sierra Leone Advance Cargo Declaration
Sierra leone ports authority : Notice to all carriers and maritime agent. The implementation of an Advance Cargo Declaration scheme, CTN/ACD, in Sierra Leone is a component of [ ... ]
| Sierra Leone |

Enforcement of Chinese 24 hour Advance Manifest Rule
Though the China 24 hour rule was first introduced in 2009, its compliance was not mandatory till now. Regulations require carriers to submit [ ... ]
| China |

EU and Singapore present text of comprehensive free trade agreement
The EU and Singapore today release the text of one of the most comprehensive trade agreements they have ever negotiated. It is the first EU deal with a Southeast Asian economy and has the potential to open the door to Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with other countries from the [ ... ]
| EU Singapore |

Implementation of VAT (Value Added Tax) in China
As from 1st august 2013 a value added tax of 6% is applicable for all charges payable in [ ... ]
| China |

Japan Import Cargo—Advanced Filing Rules March 2014
In March of 2014, it will be mandatory to file cargo information destined to Japan at least 24 hours prior to [ ... ]
| Japan |

Imports through the ‘Port of Antwerp’ more attractive | Europe |

Validation of companies as 'known shipper/consignor' | Europe |

Residue reporting for containers arriving in the U.S. | U.S. |

EU Customs Advanced Manifest Rule – Transport Document Instructions and Mandatory requirements | European Union |

Safety & security amendment to the European customs code | European Union |

Countries Requiring ISPM 15 - Malaysia | Malaysia |

Changes to AQIS documentation requirements for the clearance of imported cargo | Australia |

Elite News Update

Elite International Logistics South China Morning Post Singapore National Day Report 2015 09 August 2015

Elite opens new office in Chennai

Elite Europe participation in EPCA's 48th annual meeting

AEO accreditation Elite Le Havre

Elite Black Sea

ABLCC membership strengthens Elite’s leading role in the Middle East

Elite's European headquarter in Antwerp is part of the Expert Group 'Packed Chemicals'

AEO accreditation Elite Antwerp


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