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Vancouver chamber introduces contest for Small Business Saturday

NEW DELHI: The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Columbia Credit Union have launched a November hashtag contest called local thanks as part of the Chamber’s Get Out On … Small Business Saturday campaign. This year’s campaign features a $500 business grant to a mentioned business for the best post put online by Nov. 28, which is national Small Business ... Read More »

Gulport Chamber of Commerce hosts breakfast

NEW YORK: The chamber invited military representatives to the business community to get an update about what’s happening on their bases, and also find more ways to support them. With two military installations in Gulfport, community members are always wanting to stay connected. Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber CEO Kimberly Nastasi says because the United States military is intertwined with everything ... Read More »

Bangladesh asks India to return 8 alleged smugglers

DHAKA: Bangladesh government will seek support from India for repatriation of eight people including seven top criminals and BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed, all of whom are held in India. Bangladesh will ask for the repatriation at an India-Bangladesh home secretary-level meeting, slated to be held on 16 November in Dhaka. Senior secretary for home affairs Md Mozammel Haque Khan will ... Read More »

China economic slowdown hurting raw materials exporters

BEIJING:  Investors monitor a display showing the Shanghai Composite Index at a brokerage in Beijing. From Australia to Zambia, Chile to Indonesia, the pain of China’s sharp economic slowdown is being felt in the form of depressed commodity prices, elevated unemployment and shrunken home prices. From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry ... Read More »

Bangladesh issues export tender for 50,000 tonnes of sugar

DHAKA: Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corp has reissued an international tender to export 50,000 tonnes of white sugar to the European Union, in an effort to tap high state stocks. The tender will close on Nov 30, a state agency official said on Thursday, adding that the original tender that opened last week drew no response. The sugar, obtained ... Read More »

Indian soyabean exports slump 94.3 percent in October

NEW DELHI: Indian soyabean futures ended lower for a third consecutive session on Tuesday on expectations of increased arrivals of the summer-sown oilseed after a key Hindu festival on Wednesday and sluggish export demand for meals. India’s oilmeal exports slumped a record 94.3 percent in October from a year earlier and soyameal makes for the bulk of the South Asian ... Read More »

Oman Customs foils bid to smuggle drugs

MUSCAT: The Directorate for Combating Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (DCNPS) at the Police Command in the Governorate of North Al Batinah arrested a citizen and an Asian national for possessing 70 kg of hashish in the Wilayat of Saham. In a separate case, the DCNPS arrested a citizen on charges of possessing and trafficking drugs and recovered 186 tablets of ... Read More »

Philadelphia police arrest ex-guard on smuggling drugs, cellphone to inmates

PHILADELPHIA: The first of six Philadelphia prison guards ensnared in an FBI sting pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court. George Kindle, 29, admitted that he smuggled drugs and a cellphone into the House of Corrections for prisoners. In exchange, Kindle, who spent seven years as a Philadelphia corrections officer, received payments that totaled $2,000. The prisoners, however, were working with ... Read More »

Customs arrests Colombia police officials over Venezuela border smuggling

BOGOTÁ: Sixteen Colombian policemen were arrested Wednesday morning in a massive operation aimed at reducing the smuggling of contraband across the Venezuelan border. After weeks of following the smuggling networks, the Prosecutor General’s investigative body arrested a total of 34 persons, including the 16 policemen, for allegedly facilitating the illegal trade of gasoline and meat at the frontier. Authorities are ... Read More »

Kapit archers in hot waters as KLIA Customs freeze delivery

KAPIT: Kapit Division Archery Association is facing a ‘red tape glitch’ with the new archery bows and equipment that it ordered from Kuala Lumpur through a courier service because the Customs Department at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has refused clearance for its import to Sarawak. President of Kapit Archery Association Ting King Yiing, a pharmacist, was upset that the ... Read More »

Azerbaijan Customs to apply new declaration norms for entrepreneurs

BAKU: The State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan is set to apply new declaration norms for entrepreneurs, Jafar Guluzadeh, an official of the General Office on Customs Control of the State Customs Committee, said at the seminar on the theme “simplifications applied for procedures and operations in order to create favorable conditions for business subjects” held at the European Regional Office ... Read More »

Cobb airport gets new customs facility, plans more improvements

NEW YORK: Since its customs facility opened this summer, the county’s airport has welcomed direct flights from as far away as Stockholm, Sweden. Built by the county in 1960, Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field is a general aviation airport that caters to private and corporate aircraft, as opposed to a commercial airport like Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. Improvements over the next five ... Read More »

Customs remains active at three major ports during APEC summit

MANILA: It is business for the three major ports of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the National Capital Region (NCR) during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit next week. In a statement, the BOC said that the Port of Manila (POM), Manila International Container Port (MICP), and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be fully operational ... Read More »

Nigeria Customs collects N12.3bn from CET at port

ABUJA: The Apapa Area 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it generated N23.3 billion revenue. It said that the amount was the same as it collected in September. This is contained in the revenue report of the command made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ... Read More »

Saudi customs nabs man smuggling 48000 beer cans as Pepsi

RIYADH: A man was arrested by Saudi Arabian authorities while allegedly attempting to smuggle 48,000 cans of Heineken beer disguised as Pepsi Cola into the country from the United Arab Emirates. Alcohol is strictly prohibited in Saudi Arabia and the penalty includes a prison sentence and flogging. “A truck carrying what first seemed to be normal cans of the soft ... Read More »

Manila Customs shifting to e-filing of export documents

MANILA: The bureau of Customs (BoC) has set a three-month trial period for shifting to an electronic system of filing export declarations. Customs Memorandum Order 39-2015 outlines a pilot testing regime for the online application and issuance of certificates of origin for exporters as part of the country’s commitment to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Single Window in ... Read More »

GCC tightens Customs rules, 10 years jail for corrupt officials

DUBAI: The Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), retired Col. Hameed Ali, on Tuesday warned that any customs officer caught involved in corrupt practice, would serve the maximum 10-year jail term prescribed by law. “You should all do this to minimize the chances of getting into trouble, except those who are criminally minded“, the CGC said. The CGC further assured the ... Read More »

Laredo to get first Mexican customs pre-clearance facility in US

LAREDO: The first Mexican customs pre-clearance facility, opens for operation at the Laredo International Airport. City and state officials are unveiling the facility on Thursday. The Mexican customs facility is unique in that no other airport outside of Mexico is approved by the Mexican government, to pre-inspect Mexico-bound air cargo. It’s also historic, because there’s nowhere else, where two countries ... Read More »

Azerbaijan to ease customs declaration for export, import

BAKU: Azerbaijan is going to simplify the customs declaration used in export and import operations, Jafar Guluzade, employee of Customs Control Organizational Head Office of the country’s State Customs Committee said. He made the remarks during the workshop on “Simplification of customs procedures and operations used for creating favorable conditions for business entities” Nov.13. Moreover, Guluzade said that the State ... Read More »

Bangladesh Central Bank proposes channeling mobile transactions through bank-led companies

DHAKA: Bangladesh, home to the world’s second-largest mobile money company, is moving to consolidate the industry as it expands financial services to the rural poor. The central bank has proposed channeling all mobile transactions through bank-led companies with a minimum capital of 1 billion taka ($13 million), said Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman. This would force smaller providers to merge ... Read More »