WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya attended the Munich Security Conference held on 16 February 2019 in Munich, Germany, to share Customs’ efforts in addressing the challenges posed by the illicit movements of goods and currency from a border security perspective.
On 11-12 February 2019, the 13th Audit Committee meeting took place at WCO premises under the Chairmanship of Mr. Bjørn Røse (Norway). The meeting was attended by 10 of the 12 Audit Committee Members, and by the Chairperson of the Finance Committee as observer. The Secretariat was represented by Mr. Ricardo Treviño Chapa, Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Hans Pieters, Head of Personnel, and by the internal auditors Mr. Jochen Meyer and Ms. Annegret Rohloff.
The first WCO Global Accreditation Workshop on Human Resource Management (HRM) was conducted from 4th to 8th February 2019 in Brussels, with the sponsorship of the Customs Cooperation Fund of China (CCF-China). Читать далее
The second meeting of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Capacity Building in the WCO Europe Region was held from 28 to 30 January 2019 at the WCO Europe Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB), in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The 77th WCO Fellowship Programme, intended for French-speakers, was launched in Brussels on Monday 28 January 2019.
This Programme forms part of the WCO’s initiatives to develop the management capacities of Member administrations in support of Customs Reform and Modernization programmes. It is designed to provide promising young managers from Member administrations with access to and further familiarization with WCO and international standards, tools and instruments, but also with training in supervisory and management techniques, so as to help them carry out reform and modernization within their respective administrations in a dynamic and sustainable manner.
The World Customs Organization (WCO) celebrated International Customs Day (ICD) on 25 January 2019 in Brussels, Belgium, and officially launched the theme of the year: “SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport.”
At the invitation of the World Economic Forum (WEF), WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya participated in the Annual Meeting 2019 held from 22 to 25 January 2019 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, where he met with global leaders, explained the important role played by Customs and contributed to various sessions.
Traditionally, to mark International Customs Day (ICD) each year, the WCO Secretariat dedicates a theme that is pertinent to the challenges facing the global Customs community. The slogan chosen for 2019 is “SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport.” At a time when the number of passengers and the volume of freight crossing borders is expected to increase exponentially, and technology has transformed the economic landscape in which Customs is evolving, WCO Members are encouraged to look at how they can best ensure the swift and smooth cross-border movement of goods, people and means of transport.