Supply chain security
arrangements sealed
with Canada and
Korea


Singapore Customs has inked its first two Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) for supply chain security with the customs authorities of Canada and Korea. The MRAs were signed with the Canada Border Services Agency and the Korea Customs Service at the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Council Sessions in Brussels, Belgium, on 25 June 2010.
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Singapore’s Fort Knox for fine art and collectibles
The Singapore FreePort is a highly secure storage vault for high value collectibles. Modelled after the freeports in Switzerland, it is equipped with a state-of-the-art security system, and provides wealthy collectors with a facility for long term storage and trade of their collections without attracting customs duties or Goods and Services Tax.
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Singapore hosts Chemical Weapons Convention training for Asian National Authorities
Singapore Customs, together with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, successfully organised the Advanced Training Course for National Authorities involved in the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention in Asia. It was held from 1 to 4 June 2010 at the Traders Hotel in Singapore, and was attended by 23 participants from 21 Asian countries.
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Sowing the seeds of customs knowledge
Riding on Singapore Customs’ history of educating the trading community, the agency ventured into a new area of educating students when its officers became adjunct lecturers to deliver the inaugural run of a module on Customs Brokerage Management to students of Ngee Ann Polytechnic at their campus from April to July 2010.
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