AEO Certification, the “first line of defence” in customs compliance activity

Guest article by Marius Gaiță Customs Operations &Compliance Manager – EUROCCOPER, Founding Member – AEO FORUM The term “customs compliance” is used in various official documents drafted by some of the most important international institutions, such as: The World Customs Organization, or the World Trade Organization. In spite of this, a precise definition of the term is currently …

EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached but exemptions are added

The European Union has taken a positive, step towards cleaning up Europe’s trade in minerals. The new agreement on so-called ‘conflict minerals’; minerals that are mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, notably in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These minerals are known as the 3 …