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What is a Certificate of Origin..??

All of you have heard about a Certificate of Origin..

In this article, I will explain about what is a certificate of origin, why it is required, who issues it etc..

A Trade agreement is a contractual arrangement between countries concerning their trade relationships and how they conduct trade with each other..

Trade agreements may be bilateral or multilateral and could be in the form of Regional Trade Agreements (RTA) between two or more partners or a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) under which developed countries grant preferential tariffs to imports from developing countries..

Customs department in the importing country may require a proof of origin in order to determine whether or not the cargo that is imported may be subjected to certain trade measures such as the preferential duty tariff (for stuff that is imported from with the PTA bloc), prohibted goods etc..

Customs in the exporting country may also require this proof of origin in countries where such trade measures are applicable for exports..

As per WCO’s (World Customs Organisation) definition, “proof of origin” means a document or statement (either in paper or electronic format) which serves as a prima facie evidence to support that the goods to which it relates satisfy the origin criteria under applicable rules of origin. It includes a certificate of origin, a self-issued certificate of origin, or a declaration of origin..

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Shipping and Freight Resource is participating in the South African Blog Awards 2017

Dear readers thanks your votes and support, this blog won the Best Educational Blog in the SA Blog Awards 2016..

I am pleased to announce that this year again my educational blog on shipping and freight, Shipping and Freight Resource is in the running for the South African Blog Awards 2017..

The blog will compete in the category for Best Educational Blog and I seek/need your support to win this again.. 🙂 

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TOC Comes to Africa

TOC comes to Africa in December 2017

TOC (originally an abbreviation for Terminal Operations Conference) has long been considered best in class by container terminal operators and their suppliers..

Over time, TOC has evolved and continues to deliver the highest quality technical content in line with their heritage..

For the first time, the TOC Conference will be held in Durban in South Africa on the 5th and 6th of December 2017 as TOC Africa..

This inaugural conference in Africa which is really an event for the whole of Africa will be held under the heading “Improving Trade Flow Across Africa” – Enabling Africa’s ports and port cities to drive the Continent’s growth and development agenda..

Tech TOC is one of the tracks in this TOC Africa Conference and I am pleased to inform you that I will be speaking at this conference about “SKILLS & TALENT DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICAN PORTS”..

Do visit this conference and show your support.. If you quote my name and contact Suzanne.tiago@toc-events.com you will receive a 25% discount off of delegate passes for TOC Africa..

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Can I telex release a negotiable bill of lading..??

Can I telex release a negotiable bill of lading..??

Maybe because it is one of the most important documents in global trade, there seems to always be a degree of uncertainty around a bill of lading, which type to issue, how many to issue etc..

This question is part of this uncertainty and many people have doubts on what is a Telex Release, how it works and under what circumstances a Telex Release maybe issued..

In relation to what is Telex Release and how it works, you can read my article dedicated to Telex Release..

In this particular post, I will cover the circumstances under which a Telex Release maybe issued and whether a telex release can be done for a negotiable bill of lading..

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The Essential Guide to Cargo Damage

The Essential Guide to Cargo Damage

Cargo Damage is a very regular occurrence in shipping.. This guide explains the types of cargo damage and how to prevent it and also how to handle a cargo damage situation..

If your niche is in

• Handling containerised cargo as an exporter, importer, carrier or agent
• Packing of containerised cargo
• Transportation of containerised cargo
• Loss control
• Any kind of handling of containerised cargo

then this guide is for you..

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