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  KGH Border Services News
 Issue no. 6


This Newsletter includes highlights from two WCO events, an article about an Arab customs union and more on procurement best practice.


World Customs Organisation IT Conference and Exhibition

Revenue leakage and the Patras hacking incident in Germany are among the highlights of the WCO event in Tallinn which provided ample opportunities for information exchange on best practices and lessons learned in different parts of the world.
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An Arabic Cooperation - مجلس التعاون لدول الخليج العربية

The Arabic speaking parts of the world are growing increasingly more important in international trade with for instance Qatar spending an estimated US$125 billion in preparation for the Fifa World Cup 2022 and the port of Dubai ranking among the world's top ten. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that lately attracted media attention due to events following the Arab Spring is an important actor in border management related issues in the Gulf. Did you know that GCC is a customs union and the countries share a common market?
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 WCO Excise Summit

Can you tell the difference between excise and "ordinary" tax?
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Shopping Advice - part II

The second article addresses important prerequisites for successful post procurement operations: Service & Maintenance and Training. Even though the price of technology is high over time it is likely to be the least of you costs...
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