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Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods

Syllabus of the Subject: International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE)

  1. Introduction to the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
  2. Benefits of the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods: Trade Facilitation
  3. Topics covered by the Convention
  4. The International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods and the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of the TIR Carnets (TIR Convention)
  5. Contracting Parties to the International Convention

The objectives of the Subject «International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods» are the following:

  1. Understand the objectives and benefits of the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods programs
  2. Evaluate the impact of the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods on Trade Facilitation

Sample of the Subject - International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods:
International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods. Economic Commission for Europe

The Subject «International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods» belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Courses: Foreign Trade Management, Foreign Trade Assistant, Non-tariff Measures to Trade
  2. Logistics Courses: International Transport, Maritime Transport, Multimodal, Road, Rail, Transport in Africa
  3. Diplomas: International Trade, International Transport
  4. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Export Back Office, International Transport, Transport in Africa
  5. Doctorates: Global Logistics, World Trade

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Description of the Subject - International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods

The objective of the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods, developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), is to improve the global movement of merchandises, by harmonising frontier controls and trade facilitation (simple and speedy treatment for products, limiting inspections, reducing paperwork and Technical Barriers to Trade…)

Date of entry into force: 15/10/1985.

The International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods applies to all the products (being exported or imported) or in transit, when they are moved across one or more inland, maritime or air frontier.

Topics covered by the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods:

  1. Joint control of merchandises or documents (aligned on the United Nations Layout Key for trade documents)
  2. Treatment for products
  3. Adjustment of opening hours of frontier posts
  4. Frontier controls (reduction of number and duration)
  5. Control services
  6. Customs inspections
  7. Reduction of paperwork in import or export operations
  8. Import-Export restrictions (Non-automatic Import licensing, quotas and prohibitions)

Member countries (International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods): Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan

    Related Information:

    1. World Trade Organisation (WCO)
      1. Customs and the World Trade Organisation
      2. Preshipment Inspection. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
      3. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS). Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
      4. Safeguards. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
      5. Revised Kyoto Convention
      6. CMR Convention
      7. CIM Convention
      8. Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB)
      9. Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading

    Related Organisations

    1. International Chamber of Shipping
    2. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    3. International Union of Railways (UIC)
    4. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO. Chicago Convention)
    5. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)...

    International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) Transport Documents

    1. Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL)
    2. Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB)
    3. Warehouse Receipt (FIATA FWR)
    4. Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (FIATA FCR)
    5. Forwarders Certificate of Transport (FIATA FCT)
    6. Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL Bill of Lading)
    

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