Finding the right Commodity code in the UK?

Any item imported into the UK has a commodity code (tariff heading) and this must be detailed on the C88 on import. Although the shipper of the goods is responsible Read more…

SFDA Ban on Mouthwash containing Alcohol

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) have issued circular no. 3597 dated 2.2.1432 (or 16th January 2011) banning the import into Saudi Arabia of all mouthwash and related products Read more…

Ethiopian Dry Ports

In 2007 the Dry Port Service Enterprise (DPSE) in Ethiopia started building a dry port at Modjo, 76 km east of Addis Ababa in the Oromia Regional State. The opening Read more…

Random Scans at European Sea Ports

One of the possible hidden costs when sea-freighting goods from European ports, is that Customs are allowed to seize containers without notice on a random basis for a Customs Scan. Read more…