Sergei Mozer РУССКИЙ On February 25, the St. Petersburg Branch of the Russian Customs Academy hosted the International Scientific and Practical Conference «Actual Issues of the World Economy and International Trade». Читать далее
Background The current pandemic situation caused by COVID-19 has profoundly changed the reality of everyone, everywhere. People and organizations around the globe have experienced the shock of being lockdown and the distress of uncertainty of what lies ahead. Читать далее
At the invitation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the WCO Secretary General, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, spoke at the High-Level Meeting on Regional Cooperation for Trade and Transport Connectivity in the Age of Pandemics in Asia and the Pacific, held virtually on 2 December 2020. The aim of his intervention was to underline the vital role played by Customs in ensuring regional connectivity during the current emergency situation.
The WCO, with the support of the Government of Japan, will host the first WCO Global Free Zone Online Conference under the theme “Meeting the SDGs — Ensuring Customs involvement for Free Zones’ competitiveness, safety and sustainability” for Customs administrations and external stakeholder partners. The Conference will be held virtually on 14 December 2020. The working language of the Online Conference will be English and French using the KUDO Platform. The WCO originally planned to organize a Global Free Zone Conference on 29 June 2020 at WCO headquarters but unfortunately, this event was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The World Customs Organization is pleased to announce that the 15th annual WCO PICARD Conference will take place as a Web Conference from 23 to 26 November 2020.
On 11 November 2020 the WCO Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya welcomed over 1300 registered participants to the first WCO online technology conference. Under the theme Technology for Customs in the time of the pandemic — what have we learnt?, the…