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Russian Customs Academy


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.

The Revised Kyoto Convention Management Committee (RKC/MC) holds its 21st Meeting on 18 – 20 November 2019

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.

Kickoff Meeting of the WCO Working Group on Performance Measurement

Following the June 2019 WCO Council decision, the 14 and 15 of November marked the start of a new crucial endeavor that WCO Membership has committed to over the next two years. The 1st meeting of the newly established Working Group on Performance Measurement (WGPM) took place, setting the tone for a pivotal collective challenge aimed at the establishment of a comprehensive WCO Performance Measurement mechanism incorporating all Customs competencies for assessing and improving Customs organizational performance.

Digital solutions connecting Armenia to Georgia and Iran

At the invitation of Mr. Davit Ananyan, Chairman of the State Revenue Committee of Armenia, the WCO Secretary General, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, visited Yerevan, Armenia on 18 and 19 November 2019 to attend a regional Conference on Digital Solutions, entitled “Digital solutions for cross-border cooperation and trade facilitation”, and to observe a newly-opened local Customs clearance centre in the country’s northern region.