Woman caught hiding 24 gerbils under her SKIRT by customs officers after flight from China

In what must have been the most uncomfortable flight outfit ever, the 60 year old was found with her menagerie of rodents squirming around her thighs. She was stopped by customs officers who quickly became aware of something untoward. The passenger had finished a trip to China and returned to Taiwanese island Kinmen, very nearly […]

Where Do I Clear Customs on International Flights With Connections?

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Pound to euro exchange rate ‘jumps’ as Ireland back May’s Brexit customs union future

The pound has improved against the euro ahead of the weekend following a difficult start to the week. The exchange rate is currently €1.130, an improvement from yesterday’s figures of €1.127. TorFX currency analyst Laura Parsons spoke to Express.co.uk about Friday’s exchange rate. “The GBP/EUR exchange rate breached €1.130 on Thursday, climbing 0.3 per cent […]

Salesforce employees are upset over the company’s work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection as Silicon Valley grapples with the government’s use of tech (CRM)

More than 650 Salesforce employees reportedly sent a letter to CEO Marc Benioff criticizing the company’s work with the U.S. Customers and Border Protection agency. The letter said the company’s values were imperiled by working with the border agency, at a time when parents and children of migrants illegally crossing the border are being separated. […]

Michael Gove warns Theresa May not to delay Britain’s exit from the customs union

BBC Chief Brexiteer Michael Gove warns Theresa May against delaying Britain’s exit from the customs union. Conservative MPs have suggested that Britain should stay in the customs union for months after the transition period ends in order to have more time to prepare for Brexit. May’s Cabinet still hasn’t found a workable solution for avoiding […]

How to Avoid a $500 Fine at Customs and Border Protection

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Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling holds despite post-Brexit customs union talks

The pound has improved against the euro with today’s exchange rate figures increasing from £1.133 to £1.136. It follows on from disappointing results yesterday following the suggestion of an increase in UK interest rates which would negatively affect homeowners. The latest Brexit news has suggested that the UK could join an alternative customs union with […]

Elon Musk: I’ll dub my flamethrower “Not a Flamethrower” to thwart customs

Enlarge (credit: Boring Company) Last weekend, the Boring Company offered 20,000 novelty flamethrowers for sale. By Thursday, all 20,000 had sold out. But now Elon Musk says the company has hit an obstacle. “Some customs agencies are saying they won’t allow shipment of anything called a ‘Flamethrower,’” Musk tweeted on Friday night. “To solve this, […]

New US customs guidelines limit agents from accessing remote data on electronic devices

In response to a nearly 60 percent spike in searches of electronic devices, customs agents are now prohibited from accessing information that is not stored on the device itself, such as cloud data. US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issued a new policy directive on Friday that creates a distinction between “basic” and “advanced” searches […]