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CTSI Logistics, Luen Thai Apparel get C-TPAT validation

CTSI Logistics, Luen Thai Apparel get C-TPAT validation

Oct. 29 | THE United States Customs & Border Protection this week commended CTSI Logistics and the Luen Thai Apparel Affiliates-Saipan during an inspection visit to the island to validate the company’s security plans and practices. The following companies...

Private sector participation in roro project pushed

Private sector participation in roro project pushed

Oct. 29 | THE government should further intensify its campaign to encourage private sector infusion into the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) project. “The private sector should not only invest on construction and acquisition of ro-ro vessels, but...

Consolidation, integration key trends in logistics

Consolidation, integration key trends in logistics

Oct. 29 | SUPPLY chain integration, consolidation, alliances and partnerships. These are the key trends in today’s logistics business, according to experts at last week’s PortCalls Cargo Economics Conference at the Hyatt Regency Manila. They say that...

ADB lead economist: World economy on the rebound

ADB lead economist: World economy on the rebound

Oct. 29 | THE global economy is on the rebound, and this will translate to healthy trade and investments in the near term, said Asian Development Bank Economics and Research Department lead economist Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia, at last week’s PortCalls Cargo Economics...

NEDA forecasts healthier trading environment in 2004

NEDA forecasts healthier trading environment in 2004

Oct. 29 | THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) forecast stronger growth in the last quarter of 2003 and next year, pointing to healthier trading environment in 2004. At the recently concluded PortCalls Cargo Economics Conference, NEDA assistant...

Understanding the WTO: Trade Rules and Agreements (3)

Understanding the WTO: Trade Rules and Agreements (3)

Oct. 27 | This is the last of our initial series of articles on the WTO. Our previous two articles discussed the nature, concept and principles of the WTO. Below is a summary of the major agreements (also known as trade rules), which have been acceded to by member...

CAB pushes for liberalized cargo trade

CAB pushes for liberalized cargo trade

Oct. 27 | THE Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) is pushing for a more accelerated cargo transportation regime, noting that as the global trend. CAB deputy executive director Carmelo L. Arcilla, during last week’s PortCalls-organized Cargo Economics Conference,...

PPA seeks expansion of roro ports

PPA seeks expansion of roro ports

Oct. 27 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has recommended the inclusion of 16 new links to the government’s flagship project, the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) or the roll on/roll off project. PPA general manager Alfonso Cusi said the links...

Container freight rates expected to continue rising

Container freight rates expected to continue rising

Oct. 27 | THERE is more good news for container shipping lines as more industry research points to a sustained recovery of freight rates through at least 2004, aided in a large part by the ‘China effect’. In its latest supply and demand report, Containerisation...

Post-entry audit guidelines now in effect

Post-entry audit guidelines now in effect

Oct. 27 | THE guidelines for the Post-Entry Audit (PEA), which allows government to conduct an extensive audit and assessment of duties up to three years after the release of goods, took effect last week.Customs Commissioner Antonio M. Bernardo said the bureau...
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