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Iran’s Bazargan Customs Checkpoint to be extended

TEHRAN: On a visit to Iran, Bazargan customs checkpoint’s chief Ali Reza Abbaspour said, “The setting of the other entry-exit is being planned on the Bazargan Customs Checkpoint”. He said that the construction operations are underway and this temporarily complicates the process of trucks’ entering and leaving the territory. As for increasing the transit costs, Abbaspour said that the negotiations ... Read More »

Pak, Afghan customs union vital to remove trade barriers: FPCCI

KARACHI: Formation of Customs Union between Pakistan and Afghanistan is vital so that all complications in APTTA can be avoided and the trade becomes smooth. NTBS and other blunders have to be removed in order to get a fast and clear path for development of trade and relations between both countries, said FPCCI President Zakaria Usman. The meeting was also ... Read More »

Half-million worldwide cancers linked to obesity

Connecticut: Obesity is quickly overtaking tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer, and although data are still emerging, research suggests that the risk of developing and dying from many common cancers is increased in obese individuals. Obesity is also linked to poorer cancer outcomes, including increased risk of recurrence and of both cancer-specific and overall mortality. Oncologists play a ... Read More »

Online customs clearance system approved to stop misuse of Afghan Transit Trade facility

KARACHI: In order to stop the misuse of transit trade facility, Afghanistan’s commerce ministry has been allowed online customs clearance system to endow specifics of licences issued to the Afghan importers. The Directorate General of Transit Trade of Pakistan Customs on Monday issued an order, directing importers of Afghanistan not to submit the copy of Jawaznama manually. Under the Customs ... Read More »

Online customs clearance system approved for Afghanistan

KARACHI: In order to stop the misuse of transit trade facility, Afghanistan’s commerce ministry has been allowed the online custom clearance system to endow specifics of licences issued to Afghan importers. The Directorate General of Transit Trade of Pakistan Customs on Monday issued an order, directing importers of Afghanistan not to submit the copy of Jawaznama manually. Under the Customs ... Read More »

Iran charter oil storage to China comes to light

CHINA: Iran’s lease of oil storage in China came to light in August when Indian customs questioned state oil company National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) about a cargo of crude for delivery to Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd, said an Indian government official and industry source. Iran leased oil storage at Dalian port in China earlier this year and has ... Read More »

Azerbaijan and Russia join hands in combating customs violations

MOSCOW: Azerbaijan`s State Customs Committee and the Federal Customs Service of Russia have signed a joint cooperation plan in Moscow. The signing ceremony was held as a part of the visit of a delegation led by deputy chairman of Azerbaijan`s State Customs Committee Asgar Abdullayev. Prior to the signing ceremony, Abdullayev met deputy head of the Federal Customs Service of ... Read More »

Iran’s non-oil exports surpass $27 billion

TEHRAN: Iran’s Customs Administration announced a speedy rise in country’s non-oil exports in the first seven months of the year which signals a noteworthy growth in the following Iranian calendar year. The value of Iran’s non-oil exports amounted to over $27 billion in the seven months of the current year, a report by the Customs Administration said. It noted that ... Read More »

Russia, Ukraine refuse to change travel rules

MOSCOW: The deputy chief of department of foreign citizens at the Federal Migration Service said that, “We are not ready to change travel rules until the inter-government revises the deal” From January 1, 2015, citizens from the Commonwealth of Independent States will be obliged to come to Russia on foreign travel passports, except for citizens from Belarus and Kazakhstan assembled ... Read More »

Pakistan at risk of deadly Ebola virus: Health Inspectors

ISLAMABAD: World Health Organization has warned on Thursday that Ebola virus might spread to Pakistan sooner or later. Speaking to British media, WHO Representative in Pakistan Dr Michel Thieren said that since Ebola virus is spreading faster across the world, Pakistan is also at a high risk of it. He suggested Pakistan government should take speedy precautionary measures and steps against ... Read More »

WeChat and Viber face tough competitors MSN and Skype

BEIJING: This is the generation of ‘smartphone holders. Yes we are talking about you. If you are reading this, chances are your smartphone is no further than 3 feet from you and you sometimes hear custom notification alerts for your email, messages and updates even when nothing new came in. In the field of VoIP apps and internet messaging, WeChat and Viber have ... Read More »

iPhone users to get $600 to switch to BlackBerry

TORONTO: BlackBerry is trying a new tactic to lure customers back — by paying them to switch phones. The Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker says it will pay iPhone users as much as $600 to switch to a BlackBerry Passport phone. Canadian iPhone users with iPhone 4s or later makes are eligible for up to $400 in trade-in value, depending on the model of the iPhone, plus a ... Read More »

5G wireless internet to be future of mobile networks

Beijing: The 5G wireless internet is the 5th generation of the mobile networks. It is the successor of the 4G mobile networks that is taking place nowadays. Be aware that 5G networks are not present yet. Researchers are now tighten to anticipating how software-defined mobile networking competence be used to give smartphone users a subsequent era of super-super-fast broadband – 5G. ... Read More »

35000 beer cans confiscated by Saudi Customs

DAMMAM: Banned in Saudi Arab; 35 000 cans containing beer were confiscated by the customs authority which were found hidden in plastic boxes branded apricot jam. However, suspending the food shipment, customs men at the eastern port of Dammam decided to open the container and search its contents. “We found nearly 35,900 alcoholic beer cans concealed in plastic boxes carrying ... Read More »

Blame games lengthen between US maritime shippers, 20000 dockworkers

CALIFORNIA: The bottleneck crisis started following a prolonged labor dialogue between the International Longshore and Warehouse Pacific Maritime Association, representing terminal operators and ocean carriers. Tension over prolonged labor dialogue between maritime shippers and the union representing 20,000 West Coast dockworkers has erupted in public as the two sides blamed each other for escalating cargo congestion at the two busiest ... Read More »

Turkey ports demand rises as APM wants to grow businesses

IZMIR: APM Terminals BV wants to buy more ports as they encourage the growth of port businesses in Turkey, being a market where shipping rate increases twice their economy. He said “The container port business in Turkey is very underdeveloped. As Turkey opens up and start accepting large ships, container port businesses will grow” “We are definitely interested to have ... Read More »

Two deck hands brought to death at Manila Port

MANILA:  Two mariners named Ati Kurina Hidayap and Floris JK Heeren died a fortuitous death by falling off the vessel. Both deaths took place within a week. An Indonesian mariner Ati Kurina Hidayap, 21, fell off the Indonesian vessel TP Diwanik 1 on Sunday while it was unloading logs in Manila port the Police Guard said, according to local reports. ... Read More »

Freighters will be provisioned by Gwadar Port till 50 years

BEIJING: Big ships such as freighters and cruisers will be served by Gwadar Port for coming 50 years which will play a imperative and valuable part in the growth of economy and trade, says Shi Yingtao, Vice President China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). He says that “Gwadar Port is being developed through Dredging and the 4,7 kms long channel has ... Read More »

Android 5.0 Lollipop: A quick visual tour of Lollipop’s best new features

BIRMINGHAM: Android 4.4 KitKat was already a Brobdingnagian update, but this year’s is no doubt Google’s most astronomically immense ever. We’ve kenned about Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop update—previously kenned as Android L—for months now, and indeterminately the software is yare for public consumption. If you’re part of the Android faithful, chances are you already ken the ins and outs of ... Read More »

Turkey on probability of intermitting Customs deal with EU

ANKARA:  Turkey may interrupt its custom deal with EU as other countries engaged in Free Trade Agreement (FTA) are exporting to Turkey while paying Zero customs, leaving it in an immense loss. Turkish European Union Minister Volkan Bozkır during a two day visit of Oslo said, “The planned trade deal between the U.S. and EU may cost $3 billion to ... Read More »