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QEL // Covid-19: Ministry of Transport approves second port clearing exercise

Ministry of Transport (MOT) issued a notice today allowing hauliers / truckers to move import containers out from selected ports over 4 days starting from 4th April 2020 (Saturday). The ports include Port Klang, ports in Johor, Penang, Kuantan, Malacca, Bintulu, Sarawak and Padang Besar.

This is the second round of release allowed following the first announced 26th March 2020 to clear congestion in ports.

Refer to MOT-media statement of YBM 3April2020 for details.

Notice dated 3rd April 2020.

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Amendment of Custom Tariff Rate in Papua New Guinea 2018

 

There has been significant concerns raised by PNG manufacturers on the stiff competition coming from imported goods. Hence, the Government in an effort to support local manufacturers increased import tariffs on certain tariff items. This Bill is expected to reduce health related issues, enable local manufacturers to compete with foreign manufacturers, increase economic activities and create employment for the local.

These amendments have a significant impact on the import and export markets of PNG. Hence for people who intend to conduct business activities in Papua New Guinea is recommended to visit the official PNG government website.

Details information available :  http://www.treasury.gov.pg/html/national_budget/files/2018/Tax%20Bill/Customs%20Tariff%20(2018%20Budget)%20Bill%202017%20.pdf

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