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The Virtual Working Group on Gender Equality and Diversity welcomes new Members and initiatives

WCO Members of the Virtual Working Group on Gender Equality & Diversity gathered on the 12th of April to discuss recent achievement and current work to promote gender equality and diversity in Customs. The meeting provided an opportunity for representatives from 14 Customs administrations (Argentina, Brazil, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, the Maldives, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe) to exchange. Information was shared on recent achievements including the launch of the Compendium on Gender Equality and Diversity in Customs showcasing examples from 17 Customs administrations around the world. VWG Members were also informed on the progress of current work including the enhancement of the WCO Blended Training Package on Advancing Gender Equality and Diversity in Customs.

ACTUAL ISSUES OF THE APPLICATION OF THE WCO LEGAL MEANS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE FUNCTIONING OF ITS WORKING BODIES

Sergei Mozer

РУССКИЙ

On March 24, 2021, a scientific and practical event was held at the Russian Customs Academy — the IV session of the Moscow International Model of the World Customs Organization, which gathered more than 50 participants from various countries. The event was held in the videoconference mode. The organizer — the Customs Faculty of the Academy.

WCO Regional Workshop on Data Analytics for WCA region

The World Customs Organization (WCO) virtual workshop on Data Analytics (DA) for manager levels in the West and Central Africa (WCA) region was held from 18th to 19th March 2021, supported by CCF-Korea. The workshop was attended by 56 participants from 19 Customs Administrations of the Western Central Africa region and 2 additional participants from France and Korea.

Second Global Origin Conference successfully held virtually

Bringing together an unprecedented number of experts, users and researchers in the field of Origin, the World Customs Organization (WCO) successfully held the Second Global Origin Conference virtually from 10 to 12 March 2021. This event was organized with the financial support of the Korean Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF-Korea).

Launch of WCO Trade Tools, a new online database for the Harmonized System, Origin and Valuation

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is proud to announce the release of its new online tool, www.wcotradetools.org, which compiles information to support international trade actors in the classification of goods and the determination of the corresponding Customs tariffs and taxes. This new database offers a single point of access to the Harmonized System, preferential Rules of Origin and Valuation, through a completely new, user-centric and ergonomic interface.

WCO publishes updated version of the Coordinated Border Management (CBM) Compendium

The latest version of the Coordinated Border Management (CBM) Compendium contains a number of new features and aims to comprehensively support Customs administrations, Cross-Border Regulatory Agencies (CBRAs) and international organizations in strengthening implementation of CBM in various fields.  The concept of CBM has existed for many years and refers to a coordinated approach by border control agencies, both domestic and international, in the context of seeking greater efficiencies in managing trade and travel flows, while maintaining a balance with compliance requirements.