Customs Broking

Shippers seek grace-period extension

The Hong Kong Shippers Council today will ask the United States Customs Service to delay its latest security initiative until local exporters and forwarders have time to make adjustments.

Wednesday, 20 November, 2002, 12:00am

Emery aids US importers

Emery Worldwide's customs brokerage unit has announced that its ImPower programme, which eliminates manual report preparation, is available via its Web site

The programme enables customers to improve management of United States import operations.

7 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Extra employees speed clearance at airport

Extra staff at Chek Lap Kok have made Customs and immigration operations more efficient, the Government said yesterday.

All passengers were cleared by Customs in 15 minutes except those requiring a second check, and 99.5 per cent got through immigration formalities in the same time, statistics showed.

6 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

US targets 54 companies for tight import checks

The United States Government is believed to have a secret hit list of 54 Hong Kong companies to target with tighter import controls.

The companies have either been prosecuted or are subject to legal action by Hong Kong authorities for alleged violations of textile export regulations.

15 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Internet shipping

Federal Express is to launch next week an electronic shipping document, Internet Ship, in Asia, which it expects eventually will replace hand-written airway bills for Customs clearance. FedEx vice-president for Asia-Pacific Michael Ducker said the document had been accepted by Customs in 160 countries.

19 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Taiwan speeds up customs

CUSTOMS authorities in Taiwan plan to set up a special area by next June to speed up customs clearance for products moved by courier companies.

The new practice will cut the delivery time for highly sensitive samples, documents and other products.

23 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Taiwan plans to privatise customs body

TAIWAN plans to privatise its customs clearance system in July next year, causing increases in some charges which have remained unchanged for three years.

A task force set up four years ago by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) to help automate customs clearance for import and export cargo will become a private company.

24 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Fast data 'must' at airports

A KEY figure in the airports industry has warned that China's economic growth will be hit unless it swiftly develops the necessary information technology and customs clearance infrastructure to support accelerating demands on its international airports.

3 Mar 1993 - 12:00am