International Customs Day (ICD), which is officially marked on 26 January every year, was celebrated by the WCO Secretariat on 24 January 2020 at the Organization’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
The Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on the Comprehensive Review of the Revised Kyoto Convention (WGRKC) was held from 9 to -13 December 2019 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, with the attendance of 42 delegates from 19 Member Customs administrations and 7 external stakeholders.
At the invitation of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya attended a meeting of the EU Working Party on Customs Union (Customs Union Group — CUG), held on 10 January 2020 in Brussels, Belgium to present the WCO’s outlook for 2020.
HS 2022, which is the seventh edition of the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature used for the uniform classification of goods traded internationally all over the world, has been accepted by the all Contracting Parties to the Harmonized System Convention. It shall come into force on 1 January 2022.
ANALYSIS OF THE DIGITAL CUSTOMS WORK PROGRAM OF THE WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION
On November 26, 2019 a lecture-discussion was organized at the Russian Customs Academy for students of the Customs Faculty* on the topic «Activities of the World Customs Organization in the field of modern Information and Communication Technologies». The lecture was held by Sergei Mozer, Deputy Head of Division of Advanced Customs Technologies, Department of Customs Legislation of the Eurasian Economic Commission (hereinafter — the EEC), Ph.D. at law.
26 Ноября 2019 г. В Российской таможенной академии была организована лекция-дискуссия для студентов факультета таможенного дела* на тему «Деятельность Всемирной таможенной организации в сфере современных информационных-коммуникационных технологий». Занятие провёл Сергей Мозер, заместитель начальника отдела перспективных таможенных технологий Департамента таможенного законодательства и правоприменительной практики Евразийской экономической комиссии (далее — ЕЭК), канд. юридич. наук.
The 21st Meeting of the Revised Kyoto Convention Management Committee (RKC/MC) was held from 18 to 20 November 2019 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels. In her opening remarks, Ms. Ana B. Hinojosa, Director of Compliance and Facilitation, welcomed the accession, since the last RKC/MC meeting held in June 2019, of Ghana and Brazil as the 119th and 120th Contracting Parties to the RKC. She also provided a brief update on the work done and progress made by the Working Group on the Comprehensive Review of the Revised Kyoto Convention (WGRKC). She further emphasized the expectation of this RKC/MC meeting to provide guidance to the WGRKC in the right direction by bringing out a more concrete RKC review process and a clearer way forward. She reminded of the important discussions held in the last RKC/MC Meeting and of the conclusions from the June 2019 Policy Commission and Council.