Рубрика: Сonferences

ADB-ESCAP webinar highlights the role of Customs during COVID-19

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.

Kazakhstan benefits from an Online National Workshop on Transit

A WCO Online National Workshop on Transit for the State Revenue Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan was delivered from 24 to 26 November 2020. The theme of the workshop was “National Transit Coordinator – Article 11 of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation of the World Trade Organization (WTO TFA)” and it was organised with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

WCO Global Free Zone Online Conference (14 December 2020)

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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.

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.