On behalf importation, locally known as “under-name importation” or “QQ” importation, has been used by companies for more than a decade, ever since the Directorate General of Customs and Excise first allowed the name of the owner of goods to be included in the import declaration form (PIB). Under Indonesia’s Customs Law, the importer of record is the party that is subject to an audit or a re-examination (Penelitian Ulang), and there is no audit or re-examination of the owner of goods in a PIB using under-name importation. However, in mid-August this year, the Minister of Finance issued Regulation No. 78 of 2023 on Re-examination in the Field of Customs, which will come into force on 21 October this year. One of the objects of re-examination is the owner of goods
The UK government published an evaluation report for the six pilot initiatives on an ‘Ecosystem of Trust’ (“EoT”) on 29 August 2023, which was first set out in the government’s 2025 UK Border strategy. Aimed at using technology to create the so called EoT around the border, the UK proposed an automated assurance and reliability model that could allow a simplification of the current customs and border processes. Such an ecosystem would be built on three pillars: technological capabilities, real time data and trusted relationships.
Australian business communications have been modernized with effect from 15 September 2023 by amendments to the Corporations Act which allow all documents under the Act to be signed electronically and most documents to be sent electronically. This is a welcome development building upon gradual progress in this area since mid 2020.
The laws for electronic execution of documents by companies, settled in early 2022, are not changing.