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Joint Session of the Regional Heads of Customs Administrative Conference and Regional Contact Point Meeting in the A/P region

At the invitation of Mr. Heru Pambudi, Director General, Customs and Excise of the Republic of Indonesia, in his capacity as the WCO Asia/Pacific region Vice-Chair, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, participated in the Joint Session of the 21st Regional Heads of Customs Administrative Conference and 30th Regional Contact Point Meeting in the Asia/Pacific region, held virtually on 12 November 2020. This extraordinary Joint Session was organized in response to the postponement of each individual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key milestones and way forward for the WCO Working Group on Performance Measurement

The WCO Working Group on Performance Measurement (WGPM) concluded the virtual session of its 2nd Meeting on 23 October 2020, following a document-based consultation that had provided robust foundations for future decision-making. The delegates of the 2nd Meeting of the WGPM acknowledged the work done to date in forging ahead with its assignment even in a time of crisis and updated its workplan as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of preparing the ground for further steps towards ultimately establishing a comprehensive WCO Performance Measurement Mechanism (PMM).

New Customs Cooperation Fund from Germany

The World Customs Organization and the Central Customs Authority of the Federal Republic of Germany concluded an agreement establishing a Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF-Germany) which is part of German Customs continued action to support the WCO in its efforts to provide assistance to its Members. CCF-Germany funds will be directed to support capacity building activities for member countries of the European Union, potential candidate countries and countries covered by the European Neighborhood Policy.