Customs Procedure – Beacon at Bangsar Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:26:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Customs Procedure – Beacon at Bangsar 32 32 FG orders $18m scanners to limit prohibited items – The Sun Nigeria Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:26:52 +0000

By Steve Agbota, Lagos

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Finance and Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has ordered three Rapsican mobile cargo scanners to restrict the entry of arms, ammunition and other prohibited items into the countries through seaports.

The commissioning covers respectively those installed at the port of Tin Can Island in Lagos as well as at the port of Onne. Each of the scanners has the capacity to process and scan over 500 shipments in a day.

In July 2020, the Federal Executive Council (FEC), approved $18.12 million for the purchase of the cargo scanners and were delivered last year in December to facilitate port operations and eliminate 100 scan %, which fueled corruption between stakeholders and port review officers.

The contract was actually awarded to a company called Messrs Airwave limited and the contract is for $18.12 million of foreign component, there is also a local component of N3. 255 billion including tax of 5% VAT.

Speaking during the commissioning of the three new Nuctech mobile scanners for customs, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, congratulated the Federal Executive Council (FEC) under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari who granted approval by the FEC for the acquisition and installation of the scanners as well as the training of 120 NCS officers.

She said that the project will undoubtedly help the NCS to fulfill its mandates, in line with the main priorities of the administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari aimed at reducing poverty and stimulating favorable macroeconomic economic conditions for growth. and sustained development.

According to her, the scanner has the ability to detect prohibited imports concealed in shipments, adding that it enables more shipments to be scanned and brings desired efficiency and effectiveness in shipment examination processes.

“The commissioning of these three non-intrusive scanners is part of efforts to expedite customs operations and fulfill its mandate of ease of doing business, trade facilitation and prevention of port congestion.

“These three scanners will help increase government revenue and improve national security.
It will also help improve the remote audit trail of cargo in the port system,” she said.

She implored the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), port terminal operators and all port stakeholders to cooperate with NCS to take full advantage of these scanners, which have the capacity to process up to 500 containers per day.

“The commissioning of the three new scanners today is an important step in the Service’s efforts to speed up customs operations, facilitate the conduct of business, facilitate trade, prevent port congestion, increase revenue generation for the government and improve national security.
“I therefore implore NCS management to work with the scanner contractor, to ensure proper maintenance and full utilization of the scanners within the 30 months provided for in the contractual agreement, as well as capacity building and training 120 NCS digitization officers,” she added.

She said efforts are being made to procure more scanners for the country’s seaports, land borders and airports, saying the main thing is to improve efficiency and generate more revenue for the government.

Also speaking at the event, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), said the scanners ordered are an intervention pending the commencement of customs modernization which will deploy 135 scanners, adding that by 2023 there would be scanners all over Nigeria.

According to him, as part of the reform strategy of the current administration, the Service has been forced to embrace technology as the backbone of trade facilitation, adding that recognizing its strategic importance, the Service has chosen to embrace in its entirety.

“Our modernization project aims to automate all our processes and procedures, of which import and export inspection is fundamental. We know that to remain competitive, our ports must be more efficient and effective.

“As the volume of trade increases, our facilitation capacity must also increase. Efficient freight management and full automation of customs and other regulatory processes are guaranteed to reduce the cost of customs clearance and ultimately the prices of goods in the open market, an event that will benefit consumers. Nigerians.

“We also understand that technology must be deployed in the way that best suits our needs and our environment. This is why we have developed a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the use of these scanners. Our SOPs provide all stakeholders with a working guide as to their individual responsibilities,” he explained.

However, he said, from customs agents, clearing agents, shipping companies to terminal operators, the roles are defined to show who should do what, where, how and when. He said it is the articulation of these roles and how they should be performed that would ensure the Service derives the maximum benefit from the use of such non-intrusive examination equipment.

“As a leading trade facilitation agency, we are constantly striving to reinvent ourselves. Not satisfied with the achievements of the past, our goal is to make the present great and the future greater. However, because we recognize the importance of partnership with other relevant government regulators, we have created windows that will allow connectivity to our systems.

“Where previously joint physical examinations were performed by all relevant agencies, the digitization process will not only reduce the stress associated with positioning, unloading and inventorying containers. It will store recorded footage in a secure format easily accessible by all agencies from the comfort of their offices. This makes it easier to audit transactions using these images and will certainly prevent checkmate attempts by non-compliant traders to cheat the system.

“The security challenge is of immense concern to all well-meaning citizens. Since we know that a good number of items that pose a threat to national security find their way through our various points of entry, we believe that the equipment being put into service today will greatly enhance our ability to defend our dear nation,” he said.

As the Service approaches the first phase of e-Customs modernization, he said people will see the deployment of scanners at all approved seaports, airports and land borders.

His words: “We will also see the launch of a central data management system when live feeds from our ports and borders can be viewed and monitored from our headquarters. We are therefore grateful for the support of our line Ministry and the tireless efforts of the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to make this dream a reality. We want to assure him and all Nigerians that this equipment will be put to good use for the benefit of all.

“Unlike previous attempts to manage scanners, our agents have been trained to Level 2 serviceability. This ensures that the day-to-day management of these machines will be handled competently by our agents who have been trained and certified by the manufacturers to perform basic maintenance.

BEA BPA members try their hand at parli-pro | News, Sports, Jobs Sun, 20 Nov 2022 06:10:41 +0000

Blue Earth Area’s Parliamentary Procedure Team is pictured above. Seniors Cameron Hassing, Haley Kalis and Mya Steinhauer are pictured, left to right, front row. Freshmen Ava Peterson, Carol Schrader, Amelia Greff and Reed Sturtz are pictured, left to right, in the back row. They are coached by BEA High School teacher Holly Vogltance.

The old saying goes, “Never mix business with pleasure.

Well, the Blue Earth Area (BEA) Business Professionals of America (BPA) team has thrown that adage to the wind.

Not only did BEA BPA seize the opportunities to learn more about the business world; they have a lot of fun doing it. And, their attitude seems to have served them well.

Last May, six BEA BPA students celebrated a triumphant journey to the National BPA Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Four of these six students celebrated their top 10 at the conference in their respective events. Calvin Farrow finished in fourth place in fundamental accounting; Kyla Roiger took fifth place in the fundamental spreadsheets; and Lilah Farrow got ninth place in Legal Office Proceedings.

Meanwhile, current BEA senior Haley Kalis achieved an impressive first-place finish in the health insurance and medical billing category.

Now a new school year has started and BEA BPA is already hard at work preparing for a new series of leadership conferences – the first of which, BPA Regions, is scheduled for January.

Successful students will advance to BPA State in March and BPA Nationals the following spring.

BEA BPA Advisor Holly Vogltance shares that 38 students joined the team this year, “Our highest number yet.”

Seven of these students chose to compete this year in a team event: parliamentary procedure.

Parliamentary Procedure, or parli-pro, one of many BPA events that students can choose to attend, allows students to study the rules, ethics, and accepted customs that govern the conduct of meetings.

“Parliamentary procedure is a formally organized meeting; pass motions, Kalis summarizes. “In a big picture, it keeps (the meeting) in check.”

“You have to remember who says what, and when”, adds Cameron Hassing, another member of the BEA BPA who participated in the national championships last year. “Its very important.”

Hassing and Kalis, both seniors, compete alongside parli-pro team members Mya Steinhauer, also a senior, and freshmen Ava Peterson, Amelia Greff, Carol Schrader and Reed Sturtz.

Although BEA has had a parliamentary procedure team for the past five years, Vogltance notes that each member of this year’s team is attending the event for the first time.

Vogltance is happy to have a great crop of freshmen for the event this year; she hopes they will continue to compete on BEA’s parli-pro team for years to come.

“It gives me some hope for the future” said Vogltance. “The more they practice, the better off they will be.”

And practice, the team does.

In competition, parliamentary procedure teams are asked to prepare three separate meeting agendas based on hypothetical meeting scenarios. After 15 minutes of preparation, the team is tested by a judge on their understanding of the rules of parliamentary procedure thanks to their ability to professionally conduct the hypothetical meeting scenario assigned to them.

Each team member is also assigned a specific role in the hypothetical meeting, such as chair, vice-chair, or secretary.

The whole performance requires a lot of memorization. Team members should know the Opening and Closing Ceremonies by heart. They also need to know how to conduct specific procedures and how to pass a motion.

In addition, the team must work quickly in competition.

“You work under pressure” Hassing explains. “You only have those 15 minutes to prepare different scripts.”

As part of the training for the BEA parli-pro team, Vogltance called on registered professional parliamentarians Miriam G. Simmons and Lucy Johnson.

“We met them on Zoom a few times,” Hassing calls back. “They gave us good resources. We also put together a list of questions we had, and they answered them very well.

The parliamentarians also recommended a book to the team: “The Rules of the Order of Robert”,a guide to parliamentary procedure used by many professional associations, fraternal organizations and local governments.

The BEA parli-pro team speaks the book “very useful”in their studies.

Team members meet during the lunch hour to train for upcoming BPA conferences.

“They are active”observes Vogltance. “That’s why this lunch hour is conducive to meetings.”

The students seem more than happy to spend their lunch hour studying parliamentary procedure.

Steinhauer says that of the many team events offered by BPA, parli-pro was the one that intrigued him the most.

“For BPA, you can do two individual events and one team event. It was the team event that I found the most interesting.said Steinhauer.

Hassing, meanwhile, says: “I wanted to join parli-pro because it’s something different. Moreover, I can be part of a team.

Schrader adds,“It’s probably a good life skill; something good to know.

His team members agree.

Steinhauer observes that practicing parliamentary procedure is a great way for students to develop public speaking skills.

“And build trust”Kalis adds, noting that both skills are useful in real-life scenarios, such as job interviews.

Hassing, in fact, regrets not joining BEA’s parli-pro team sooner.

“I wish I had done this my first year, so I could grow with it”,he admits.

Nevertheless, Hassing seems happy to have several years of general BPA experience reserved, as has Kalis.

“Everyone should join BPA,”Kalis said with a smile.

Sobel’s focus remains on compliance | Thu, 17 Nov 2022 21:05:00 +0000

NEW YORK, November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Competition remains fierce. Success often depends on compliance at every step of the process. Imagine if your products are held before entering the country due to non-compliance. Your business will have to deal with unhappy customers and additional costs due to the delay, which will negatively impact your business bottom line. Current laws have become strict and there is no room for error. In addition to outlining the current and future compliance environment in logistics, Sobel’s Regional Compliance Manager, Sally T.Rosalesshared his thoughts on some of the compliance issues today.

Sobel’s goal remains compliance. Working with a qualified logistics company keeps you compliant with customs laws.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit logistics companies hard, but today the supply chain is thriving with the emergence of many current trends that are expected to dominate the industry.

  • Micro-warehouses and last mile logistics will focus on placing inventory closer to the customer in densely populated urban areas to provide efficient and fast last-mile deliveries and better meet same-day and next-day demand.
  • Increased demand for 3PL and 4PL services due to the rise of e-commerce. They will offer cost-effective and faster models to meet demands.

Why is it important to stay compliant in logistics?

Exit: “The consequences of non-compliance are clear, but there are other issues that can arise that are less direct than the punitive measures countries adopt. If your items are held up at the border due to non-compliance compliance, they don’t get into the hands of the buyer, which means delays, extra costs and frustrated customers.”

As 2022 draws to a close and 2023 dawns, many predictions have been made, including:

  • Rising freight prices will remain a problem due to vessel charter rates and continued port congestion.
  • Global labor shortages due to layoffs and lockdowns will persist.
  • Continuous automation will emphasize artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Sustainable maritime transport will develop to reduce the carbon footprint.
  • A significant increase in the use of IoT and blockchain technology to create greater compliance with a strong focus on updates throughout the journey for businesses and consumers.

Discover what sets Sobel apart

  • Establishes clear metrics to show measurable success in achieving goals.
  • Helps determine the end goal.
  • Has a solid knowledge of the regulatory environment of the industry.
  • Ability to create cost effective policies and procedures.

How does Sobel’s compliance team differ from the competition?

Exit: At Sobel, we take compliance very seriously because we know how important it is. We keep abreast of rule changes in the industry, we create effective policies and procedures, we hold our team accountable, we perform audits, and more.

Rewrite of USC Policy 111

Change is positive when it promotes forward movement. However, it’s going to take some time to get familiar with the language and the procedure, but if we follow the book, it shouldn’t prove too difficult.

What do you think of the new rewrite USC rule 111:

Exit: Sometimes change is good, especially when change drives you forward. It will take time to get familiar with the language and the procedures, but if we follow the book, it shouldn’t be that difficult.

Read the full conversation with Sobel Network Shipping Co., Inc., Regional Compliance Manager, Sally T.Rosales.

Let Sobel’s compliance knowledge and established skills take you to 2023 and beyond!

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Nautical maintenance and refitting: what is it? – Maritime/Shipping Fri, 11 Nov 2022 09:15:57 +0000 To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to

When we speak of “Nautical maintenance or refit” or “Refit on boats”, we mean the overhaul and/or refitting of boats, or an activity that includes the repair, fixing, restoration, renewal, repair and renovation of boats, ships and yachts.

It concerns both boat interiors and on-board systems and electronics.

To give a more concrete, albeit summary, idea, the purpose of the refit may be:

  • Replacement of old equipment;

  • Modification of yachts to participate in regattas;

  • Customization of the boat to meet the needs of the client;

  • Restoration and modernization.

Nautical maintenance and refit: the temporary admission regime

First of all, it is important to remember that in the context of nautical maintenance and refitting, the temporary admission regime is what allows a means of transport, registered in a third country, to enter the territory of the European Union duty-freeprovided that the deadlines set by law are respected.

To link the property to the regime of the Member State of the European Union, it is necessary to cross the border. In some cases, it is possible to opt for what is usually the most cited option, namely the filing of the verbal declaration of commitment to the regime, certifying the date of arrival of the boat for the purpose of calculating the time limit. discharge.

The maximum period of stay of non-EU vessels on EU territory is 18 months. Merely exceeding this limit is enough to bring such boats under the temporary admission regime.

This regime differs from “inward processing”, in which work and modifications to incoming goods are allowed, subject to customs authorization and the possible payment of duties.

Nautical maintenance and refit: customs novelty

The Customs and Monopolies Agency, with no. Circular 20/2022, within the framework of the project of simplification and reduction of the charges and guarantees required in the field of refitting, has published new procedures for nautical maintenance and refitting works carried out in Italian shipyards on boats non-Community pleasure boats.

In summary, the new features are:

  • Exemption from deposits and VAT for maintenance carried out under the temporary admission regime and reduction of customs guarantees up to 100%;

  • Procedural simplification for the execution of maintenance and refurbishment activities of non-Community pleasure craft;

  • The identification by the circular, in detailed form, of the maintenance work which can be carried out under the temporary admission regime, with reduced formalities and without provision of security, as well as those which must be carried out under the more complex inward processing regime or involving a structural modification of the good.

In view of the above, it should be recalled that Italian shipyards holding the AEO for customs simplifications could benefit from the exemption of the amount to be guaranteed up to a ceiling of 100%.

Nautical maintenance and refit: What can we do for you?

The International Law Firm Arnone & Sicomo has an internal maritime and navigation law department. We assist foreign clients in all phases of the temporary admission procedure and take care of the practices related to the import of vessels not flying the EU flag.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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Customs searched my son and committed excesses, says PV MP Abdul Wahab Sun, 06 Nov 2022 12:54:14 +0000 Rajya Sabha MP PV Abdul Wahab has alleged that his son was stopped and strip searched by customs without following due process at the international airport here. The alleged incident took place on November 1 when the MP’s son returned from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, after attending a wedding abroad.

Wahab said there may have been many reasons to arouse suspicion and they would also have included a beard his son was sporting, but that was not the reason for the strip search.

“Strip searches are not the norm. There is something called social profiling. Suspicions can be aroused for various reasons. Maybe someone gave something in writing, maybe the name appeared on the computer, my son has a beard – maybe that was a reason. This is part of the procedure to check if you are suspicious. But there is something called social profiling that can be done before you strip search someone,” he said in his speech at a recent event and the incident was reported in the media.

The IUML MP said he had forwarded a complaint to the Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, asking for investigation and appropriate action, if possible, related to customs control.

Wahab claimed customs officials were overbearing and took her son to hospital here, where he was strip searched and x-rayed before being taken back to the airport.

“According to the information I have received, such an extreme measure requires the approval of a magistrate. Customs officers cannot do this themselves as it is a violation of the right to privacy and there are procedures in place for this in the customs rules,” he told PTI.

Customs, not reacting officially to the MP’s allegations, maintained that officials at the airport were only doing their duty and that inspections had been intensified in view of the increase in incidents of smuggled gold since the foreign.

A source at Customs, speaking on condition of anonymity, told PTI, “…Given the increase in incidents of smuggling gold at airports, the agency has intensified its efforts to stem these incidents.” There have also been instances where gold has been smuggled by concealing it in body cavities, the source said.

Meanwhile, some local media, citing customs officials, said Wahab’s son had not been strip searched and there was a surveillance circular (LOC) against him.

The MP said his son was strip searched in hospital and denied knowledge of any LOC.

He said officials knew the detained person was the son of an MP, a businessman and a company director.

He said that while it was acceptable to intercept and detain someone at the airport on grounds of suspicion or complaint or because of their name being flagged on the computer, measures such as searching nude and x-ray was an extreme measure.

Why it pays to pay for probate Fri, 04 Nov 2022 00:00:05 +0000

In the midst of the current crisis in the cost of living and the economic environment, it is understandable that many executors choose to administer the estate of a deceased themselves and dispense with the expense of instructing an attorney. We have compiled a list of 5 main reasons why it pays to pay for probate.

1. Protection against financial risk:

Executors are responsible to the beneficiaries and are personally responsible for anything that goes wrong. Thus, administering an estate yourself, rather than mandating a lawyer, means assuming an additional risk. This may be exacerbated by the fact that for many executors this will be their first time in the role. Unfamiliarity with the legal system, dealing with HM Revenue & Customs, HM Land Registry and generally financial organizations can all mean that important deadlines are missed and financial penalties can result. If something goes wrong and you have appointed a lawyer, you can complain to them and benefit from their indemnity insurance. Hiring a solicitor to handle the estate can therefore give you peace of mind – not only that you are in safe hands, but also that you have an extra layer of protection.

2. Rely on the expertise of a lawyer and access to resources

Instructing a notary who does this work on a daily basis and who is familiar with the deadlines and the organizations mentioned has many advantages. A lawyer will have access to letters of case law and software specifically designed to complete and file the necessary documents, not to mention the technical resources if there is a point of law or procedure to be dealt with, or the expertise within his firm to lean on. Unless you have access to these resources and software yourself, it will likely take you longer than it would take a lawyer to do the same job.

3. It saves you time

Administering an estate is a time-consuming process, with much correspondence still having to be done by mail. It is not uncommon for the administration to take one or even two years. More complicated estates can take even longer to administer. The amount of work required is often a surprise to an executor and the time required can interfere with other work you might be doing or just eat into your free time. A lawyer can therefore help you free up evenings and weekends that you would otherwise devote to the administration of an estate.

4. It’s a burden

If the deceased is a family member or friend, you will be grieving at the same time as you deal with their estate, which is a double burden. As the months pass, beneficiaries can become restless and want to know when an asset is going to be sold or when they are likely to receive their inheritance. Lawyers know the stages of an administration and the deadlines and can manage expectations accordingly as professionals. Recent delays in probate applications have put even greater pressure on executors trying to manage expectations themselves.

5. And finally… the costs are more manageable than you think

While notary fees for estate administration may seem high, they often amount to between 1.5% and 3.5% plus VAT of the gross estate value. The costs are not payable by you personally and are deducted from the estate.

James Mabey, Senior Partner at Winckworth Sherwood.

LATAM Airbus A320 suffers nose and engine damage in flight to Paraguay Thu, 27 Oct 2022 19:00:00 +0000

A LATAM Airlines Airbus A320 serving Flight 1325 from Santiago de Chile Airport (SCL) to Asunción International Airport (ASU) suffered severe weather conditions, forcing the crew to divert to the airport International of Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas (IGU) in Brazil, then to damage the nose, engines and windshield.

What happened to the LATAM flight?

The incident happened on October 26. LATAM Paraguay flight 1325, with 48 passengers on board, departed Santiago de Chile around 5:25 p.m. en route to Asunción, the capital of Paraguay. Nevertheless, due to a storm in Asunción, the crew had to divert commercial service to Foz de Iguaçu. After staying in Foz de Iguaçu for about three hours, the flight departed for Paraguay. During these three hours, the passengers could not get off the plane. The crew informed the passengers that the Brazilian authorities would not let them disembark until a customs team arrived at the plane.


Nevertheless, on approach to Asunción, LATAM Flight 1325 encountered inclement weather, which forced the crew to make an emergency landing. Once on the ground, the weather damage to the aircraft was visible. As reported on social media, the plane, an Airbus A320 registered CC-BAZ, suffered damage to its radome (located on the nose of the plane), an engine and the windshield. Reports on social media indicate that the plane lost both engines on approach to Asunción, leading to the deployment of the Ram Air Turbine (RAT). Simple Flying has contacted LATAM for clarification on these reports; the airline declined to comment on anything beyond the statement we share below.

LATAM Airlines released a statement,

“LATAM Airlines Paraguay informs that on Wednesday, October 26, flight LA1325 (Santiago de Chile-Asunción) encountered difficult weather conditions during the flight. The plane made an emergency landing in Asunción, a procedure which was carried out without problems at 23:09 (local time). Passengers and crew are in good condition. LATAM Airlines Paraguay regrets the inconvenience this weather event may have caused to its passengers.

Due to the incident, the National Civil Aviation Authority of Paraguay (DINAC) will launch an investigation, and the Chilean counterpart will participate in it, as revealed on Thursday by the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority. Below is an embedded video of the turbulence the flight encountered last night.

The plane

The aircraft involved in this incident was a LATAM Airlines Airbus A320-200. Its registration number is CC-BAZ, which is based in Chile, although it operated a flight for LATAM Paraguay. The aircraft has the capacity to carry 180 passengers in a single-class environment.

LATAM first received the aircraft in July 2012, which is expected to be retired in 2024, according to data from ch-aviation. During its time at LATAM, the aircraft logged more than 27,500 flight hours and 19,960 flight cycles. CC-BAZ was scheduled to operate a flight from Asunción to Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) on Wednesday. Following the incident, this service was canceled and the aircraft has remained in Asunción ever since.

LATAM Airlines has a fleet of 288 aircraft as of October 2022, according to ch-aviation data. The airline has 41 Airbus A319, 128 Airbus A320-200, 14 A320neo, 49 Airbus A321ceo for short and medium-haul flights. For long-haul services, LATAM has 18 Boeing 767-300(ER), ten Boeing 777-300(ER), ten Boeing 787 Dreamliner 8 and 18 Boeing 787 Dreamliner 9.

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]]> Access to reproductive health care is a basic freedom, advocates say at Capitol rally Mon, 24 Oct 2022 22:07:20 +0000

Access to reproductive health care is essential to freedom and equity and those who would restrict or criminalize it are an extremist minority, advocates said at a rally Monday on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol.

The event, led by State Representative Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, featured speakers from black, lantinx and religious perspectives who called on the eight out of 10 Pennsylvanians who support abortion rights to vote in the interest of women.

“Since the Dobbs decision, we have seen millions of women, millions of supporters of all genders, people like you who believe in freedom and bodily autonomy, stand up, register to vote, talk with their friends and their families and having tough conversations not knowing how they will end up,” Fiedler said.

“We’re not going to stop when we want abortion freedom, are we? said Fiedler.

Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision, which created a nationwide right to abortion, state lawmakers across the country have moved to restrict or ban the procedure, which nearly than a quarter of American women will have at some point in their lives. Lives.

In Pennsylvania, the General Assembly this summer passed a bill to amend the state Constitution to explicitly declare that there is no right to abortion. The bill must be passed again in the next session and the proposed amendment could be put to voters in a referendum in the spring.

Debasri Ghosh, chief executive of the National Network of Abortion Funds, said restrictions in other states have sent a flood of women from Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and elsewhere to Pennsylvania seeking abortion care.

“People [travel] hundreds of miles to get a procedure as safe as a root canal. A procedure that often takes minutes in a clinic or can be safely managed at home using pills prescribed by a provider,” Ghosh said.

Abortion is a normal, safe and routine part of pregnancy care, Ghosh said.

“The only reason it’s a political issue today is because it’s been politicized and militarized by a small group of ultra-conservatives who are trying to mobilize their base to take away our autonomy,” Ghosh said.

Dr. Sheree Livingston, chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Lititz, Lancaster County, said reproductive health care is crucial for people of color, who are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth.

“As we strive to minimize health disparities, it is important that we provide safe, legal and essential abortion care. We must continue to fight for this fundamental freedom and this fundamental human right. We demand reproductive justice,” Livingston said.

Francisca Mendez, a leading member of the Latino rights organization Make the Road PA, said the abortion ban was not meant to protect anyone, but to control.

Mendez, who spoke in Spanish and had his remarks later translated, listed instances in which elected officials allowed children to be harmed in refugee camps and immigration detention centers and customs. This included cases in which children as young as five were separated from their parents at the Mexican border and when immigration officials tried to prevent a teenage migrant pregnant as a result of rape from entering the states. United in search of abortion care. .

“They are just protecting the fetuses. And when the child is born, they abandon them. It’s not about protecting life. It’s about controlling ourselves and our bodies. Only we decide that she should have the option of wanting to be pregnant,” Mendez said.

Abby Tennis, senior minister of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, said the media often gives the impression that there is only one religious perspective on abortion.

“There are many religious traditions, many worshipers, many clergy who believe like me that choosing to have an abortion is not just a deeply personal choice, but it is a fundamental right,” Tennis said. .

For some, abortion is a blessing, Tennis said, telling the story of a devotee who had an abortion when she was young and wasn’t ready to be a parent.

“His choice at this early stage in his life is what made possible his wonderful family and his fulfilling life and career,” Tennis said.

For others, abortion was essential to escape an abusive relationship or a choice between living and dying, Tennis said.

“So my friends, if you are someone who got pregnant at a time in life when you weren’t ready to get pregnant, say this out loud with me: your choice is holy and you are loved” , said Tennis, leading the crowd in a chant.

Lindsey Mauldin of Planned Parenthood of Southwest Pennsylvania said the fight to protect access to abortion has been going on in Pennsylvania since the 1980s and the state’s Abortion Control Act has created a burden on patients and providers.

The abortion ban effort would have far-reaching impacts if successful, threatening privacy in medical and personal matters and leading to higher maternal and infant mortality rates.

” Let’s be clear. Removing access to abortion will cost people their lives. It is not freedom. It’s not the Pennsylvania we deserve,” Mauldin said.

Europe Daily News, October 21, 2022 | Insights and Events Fri, 21 Oct 2022 09:17:04 +0000



  • AAuthorization of State aid under Articles 107 and 108 TFEU – Cases where the Commission raises no objections


  • Aagenda for: Customs program – CLEN preparatory meeting for the 25th CLEN plenary meeting – 12-13 December 2022
  • VSnotice of omission regarding the application of the transitional rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation between requesting contracting parties (“requesting contracting party” means a contracting party to the PEM Convention which incorporates the PEM transitional rules of origin into its trade agreements preferential agreements with another contracting party to the PEM convention) in the pan-Euro-Mediterranean area (PEM)
  • VSCouncil Decision (EU) 2022/1987 of 13 October 2022 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, of the Framework Agreement for Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part , and the Malaysian government, on the other side
  • VSCouncil Decision (EU) 2022/1994 of 17 October 2022 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Sub-Committee on Geographical Indications set up by the
  • VSComprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part, concerning the adoption of its rules of procedure
  • RRecommendation No 1/2022 of the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Council of 22 August 2022 on the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agenda


  • DProvisional opinion of MEP Deirdre Clune (EPP): Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on corporate sustainability due diligence and amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937


  • Aagenda for: Working Party on Financial Services and Banking Union (Basel III) – 26 October 2022
  • VSCommunication from the Commission on guidelines for a best execution procedure for sales of non-performing loans on secondary markets
  • Aanswer given by Ms McGuinness to a written question from the MEP – Use of peat products in relation to taxonomy


  • JJudgment of the Court of October 20, 2022 in case C-295/21, Allianz Benelux SA Vs. Belgian State, SPF Finances
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling – Common tax system applicable to parent companies and subsidiaries of different Member States – Directive 90/435/EEC – Article 4(1) – Exemption for the benefit of a parent company of dividends paid by its subsidiary – Carryover of surplus income definitively taxed in subsequent tax years – Absorption of a company having surplus income definitively taxed by another company – National legislation restricting the transfer of these surpluses to the absorbing company


  • Aanswer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a written question from the MEP – Involve farmers in nitrate reduction efforts by 2030


  • EEuropean Council conclusions on energy and economy – 20 October 2022


  • Aagenda for: Environment Working Group – October 25, 2022
  • PParliament calls on all countries to step up their 2030 climate targets ahead of COP27, to limit global warming in line with the Paris Agreement – see EP resolution


  • DProvisional Opinion of MEP Adam Bielan (ECR): Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on harmonized rules on fair access to and use of data (Data Act)


  • MEPs call on EU governments to combat LGBTIQ+ hate and crime – see EP resolution
  • Malta- Murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia: “deficient” accountability and reforms, say MEPs – see EP resolution
  • JThe European Parliament has agreed not to accept travel documents issued by Russia in the areas it illegally occupies in Ukraine and Georgia – see EP resolution
  • Dinterim report / Draft recommendation by MEP Biljana Borzan (SD): Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2005/29/EC and 2011/83/EU as regards consumer empowerment for the green transition thanks to better protection against unfair practices and better information


  • Main Results of the European Council meeting – 20 & 21 October 2022 – Remarks by President Charles Michel
  • Metsola calls for a forceful response to the energy crisis, inflation and war in Ukraine – see the full speech



  • youkraine: the EU sanctions three people and one entity in connection with the use of Iranian drones in the Russian aggression See: Regulation (EU) 2022/1985 and Decision (CFSP) 2022/1986