International Trade

Turkey should focus on e-export: Expert

ISTANBUL-Anadolu Agency Turkey should focus on increasing e-export, of which volume reached $1.5 trillion globally, according to a digital communications expert on Oct. 21. Turkish SMEs can take share from the Asia-Pacific region, which is the leader in the e-export market with $381 billion, by concentrating on digitalization, Nabat Garakhanova, the head of a consultancy firm MEZO Digital, said in a press release. Turkey’s SMEs’ digitalization rate is only 4% currently, she said. Reminding Turkey’s target of $10 billion e-commerce…

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Experts weigh costs and benefits ::

    By Victor ‘Tunde Oso On October 14, 2019, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, rtd Col Hameed Ali, told newsmen in Abuja that Nigeria had closed its land borders to all movement of goods, giving no timeline for re-opening them. Customs CG, Hameed Ali The Federal Government had earlier in August announced a partial border closure as part of an effort to curb smuggling of rice and other goods, which government believed can be produced locally. However,…

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How Boris secured his Brexit deal

Maybe he was hungry. Johnson is known for his appetites. Awaiting him at the EU Council summit dinner were scallops with pumpkin mousse, sauerkraut soup, roast veal with green beans and fondant potato, then figs in puff pastry. Or maybe he knew that, despite its 3½-year build-up, Thursday’s breakthrough was just the entree. The Brexit divorce deal agreed between Britain and its fellow EU member states on Thursday requires ratification in both the British and EU parliaments. And in the…

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Pakistan Customs to launch swift cargo clearance system

AEO progra­mme will shorte­n averag­e time taken to clear import, export consig­nments­ PHOTO: REUTERS KARACHI: Pakistan Customs is set to introduce the international Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) programme, which will shorten the average time taken to clear import and export consignments. In a briefing at the Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PHMA) office on Wednesday, Customs authorities told the participants that the department was working on the draft of AEO certification, which would help speed up Customs processes. AEO is…

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UK continues selling arms to Turkey amid attacks on Kurds but halts new licences

The UK will continue selling arms to Turkey but will not grant new export licences for weapons that may be used in military operations against Kurds in Syria, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said. Ankara was coming under increasing condemnation for attacks on Kurdish fighters and civilians as the conflict entered its seventh day following Donald Trump’s sudden withdrawal of US troops. Italy, France and Germany are among EU nations to have suspended weapons and ammunition sales to Turkey, but the…

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India-Bangldesh connectivity is one-sided and not ‘regional’ – South Asia Journal

Shafiq Rahman, October 10, 2019 India has clearly mapped out its road, river and railway routes over Bangladesh territory. It even has proposed expansion of the air routes which will entail constructing an airport in Bangladesh for a direct air link to its northeastern destinations of Guwahati, Silchar, Agartala, Tejpur, Dimapur and Aizawl. But questions remain as to how “regional” this connectivity is. Nepal is still cut off by India’s ‘chicken neck’ and Bangladesh’s Bhutan-bound trucks are stopped at Assam. So,…

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Qatar stresses importance of building multilateral trade system

New York: The State of Qatar has underlined the importance of building a multilateral, open, non-discriminative and fair trade system, that contributes to achieving sustainable development and better addressing the existing challenges, especially in developing and least-developed countries.  The State of Qatar further said that the multilateral trade system plays a major and important role in international efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which recognises the role of international trade as an engine for inclusive economic growth and…

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DOCSIS and Cable Modems :Low Spending of Giants may Delay Ambitious Market Sales Estimation

Oct 10, 2019 (HTF Market Intelligence via COMTEX) — The Exploration study offers deep assessment of the Global DOCSIS and Cable Modems Market and helps market participants to gain a solid base in the industry. The Research report presents a complete assessment of the market and contains Future trend, Current Growth Factors, attentive opinions, historical data, facts and statistically supported and industry certified market data. It delivers regional exploration of the Global DOCSIS and Cable Modems market to expose key…

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Wish I could put 500 corrupt people behind bars: Imran | Top Story

Wish I could put 500 corrupt people behind bars: Imran BEIJING: Inspired by China’s way of tackling corruption, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he wished to put 500 corrupt people in Pakistan behind bars just like Chinese President Xi Jinping did, to rid the country of the “biggest impediment to prosperity”. “President Xi waged one of the biggest crusades against corruption and I want to do the same, but unfortunately our system is too cumbersome to handle it,”…

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2 1D1F Factories Near Completion, To Start Production December | General News

Preparatory works on two factories under the government’s “One District, One Factory” (1D1F) initiative is about 90 per cent complete with full scale commercial production expected to start in December this year. Casa De Ropa Company Limited and Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Limited both sited in the Gomoa West and Ekumfi districts respectively of the Central Region, currently have between 200 to 500 acres of its raw materials cultivated to commence production. An inspection tour of both facilities by officials…

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