Australia

April 24, 2017


Australia Looks to Strengthen Trade with Hong Kong

The Australian government has announced that it will pursue a free trade agreement (FTA) with China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in an attempt to secure further service export opportunities for Australian businesses. Australia's Trade Minister Steve Ciobo said that…

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April 24, 2017


PACER Trade Agreement Reached

According to its trade ministry, Australia has successfully concluded negotiations with New Zealand and 12 Pacific Island countries to implement PACER Plus – the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus. PACER Plus is a landmark agreement covering goods, services…

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April 10, 2017


EU and Australia Moving Closer to Free Trade Agreement

Trade leaders of the European Union and Australia recently discussed the scope of a potential bilateral free trade agreement. The EU and Australia already cooperate closely on trade policy issues, and the EU is Australia's third largest trading partner.

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January 18, 2017


Harmonized System Updates

The World Customs Organization (WCO) updates the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, or Harmonized System (HS), every five years. New classification decisions were made at the 58th Session of the Harmonized System Committee, and they have been released on the…

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January 18, 2017


Logistics Confidence Index Ends 2016 on Positive Note

Transport Intelligence reports that the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index hit its first positive reading in 15 months in December. The improvement in the overall Index was supported by broad gains, particularly in European forwarding activity and airfreight.

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January 18, 2017


Chinese New Year is Coming Up!

EMO Trans China offices will be closed from Friday, January 27 to Thursday, February 2. The offices will resume work on Friday, February 3. Customers should be aware that nearly all Asian transportation suppliers are closed during this national holiday.…

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