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Empowering Resilience: Combat Against Maritime Drug & Illicit Trafficking TAPA APAC’s insights at the Maritime Security Webinar Co-hosted by PKA and MIMA

On the celebration of 60 years of operations by the Port Klang Authority (PKA) of Malaysia,  Transported Asset Protection Association Asia Pacific (TAPA APAC) participated in the hybrid webinar event titled "Maritime Security: Challenges of a Trading Nation", co-hosted by PKA and the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA). The event was held on the 1st…

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Forwarders Now Liable for Export Control Violations as US Tightens Shipping Security

NVOs and forwarders may face significant fines and potential criminal charges if they fail to report customers who are exporting illegal components to countries like Russia and China, according to the US Department of Commerce. The department is urging these transportation providers to have a thorough understanding of their customers, which can be challenging for…

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Hong Kong Customs Seizes $1 Million Worth of Counterfeit Products at River Trade Terminal

Hong Kong Customs recently confiscated counterfeit goods valued at $1 million at the Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal Customs Cargo Examination Compound. The counterfeit goods include approximately 900 items, 1,300 suspected smuggled nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes, and 6,100 electronic cigarette accessories. This operation was carried out after a careful risk assessment of a 40-foot container that arrived in…

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55 Kg Gold Vanishes from Dhaka International Airport Customs Godown

Officials have reported approximately 55.5 kg of gold bars and jewellery worth around Tk 47 crore (US$4,271,136.28) have been stolen from a customs warehouse at Dhaka airport. The customs warehouse filed a case when four assistant revenue officers (AROs) and four guards failed to provide satisfactory answers regarding the incident. The stolen valuables were originally seized between…

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An Automotive Manufacturer’s Japan Production at Standstill as System Failure Hits All 14 Assembly Plants

The world's largest automaker, a multinational automotive manufacturer, has temporarily shut down all 14 of its assembly plants in Japan due to a malfunction in its production system. This has resulted in a complete halt to domestic output. While the cause of the glitch is being investigated, a spokesperson has stated that it is unlikely…

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Nearly $400,000 Worth of Technology Company Counterfeit Products Found in Shipments from Hong Kong

According to authorities, federal entities have intercepted and seized nearly $400,000 worth of a multinational technology company counterfeit products. These counterfeit items were discovered in shipments from Hong Kong and seized at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport complex and Ontario International Airport. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection representative stated that the counterfeit items, including watches and…

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Mine Attack on a Freight Train Delays Yangon-Mandalay Passenger Express Train Schedules

According to the Station Master of Yangon Railway Station, on August 18, a mine attack targeted a freight train traveling from Mandalay to Yangon. This incident led to temporary suspension of the Yangon-Mandalay passenger express train schedules. The specific train involved was the 924 downstream train, and the explosion occurred between Kanyut Kwin and Taw Kywein…

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Li-ion Battery Fires Caused $78 Million in Damage in 4 Years Across Japan

The environment ministry in Japan is urging caution as there have been multiple fires caused by lithium-ion batteries, commonly found in portable chargers and other products, occurring in garbage trucks and waste disposal facilities. It is believed that the increase in the variety of products utilizing these batteries is the reason for the recurring fires.…

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