Рубрика: WCO




Dear friends and colleagues!

We continue the series of publications dedicated to the activities of the World Customs Organization (WCO, Organization). This time we bring to your attention an analytical review «International legal status of observers in the World Customs Organization». The author of the study is Sergei Mozer, Ph.D, Senior Researcher at the Research Institute of the Russian Customs Academy.




Dear friends and colleagues!

We bring to your attention the Glossary of the WCO International Customs Terms, compiled by the author in 2021 as part of his participation in the work of the Revised Kyoto Convention Management Committee, which is carried out by the WCO Secretariat, international customs community and observers, including the Eurasian Economic Commission, on modernization of International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures.

Members of the WCO Europe region discuss solutions to cross-border e-commerce challenges

From 24 to 28 January 2022, the World Customs Organization (WCO) delivered an Online Regional Workshop on Cross-Border E-Commerce for the WCO Europe region. The event was organized in cooperation with the Europe Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB Europe) who provided interpretation and the web-conferencing platform for the workshop. Close to 100 experts from 37 Member Customs administrations, as well as from designated postal operators from the Europe region, shared their experiences, along with information and insights provided by workshop facilitators and speakers from the Universal Postal Union, the Global Express Association, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Alibaba Cainiao, Amazon and DHL.

WCO Annual Report 2020-2021

The World Customs Organization has published a report for 2020-2021. The report can be viewed at the link

WCO News


WCO dedicates 2022 to Scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by Embracing a Data Culture and Building a Data Ecosystem

Today, the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, announced that this year’s International Customs Day (ICD), which is marked annually on 26 January, will be celebrated under the slogan: “Scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by Embracing a Data Culture and Building a Data Ecosystem”. The global Customs community is invited to implement the theme throughout this year and beyond, and reflect on how best to operate in a fully digital environment and create an operating model that captures and exploits data from across the trade ecosystem.

Regional Workshop on Disruptive Technology for the ESA and WCA Regions

The WCO East and Southern Africa (ESA) and West and Central Africa (WCA) Regional Experience-Sharing Workshop on Disruptive Technologies was held from 17 to 19 January 2022. The workshop was organized with the financial support of the Korea Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF Korea). It was the fourth of a series of regional workshops on disruptive technologies that started in March 2021. The objective is to respond to a growing need from WCO Members to learn about these technologies and how they can be mobilized in Customs and the broader border management environment.

The WCO Environment Programme publishes a guide on Multilateral Environmental Agreements

The WCO Environment Programme has published the “Frontline Customs Officers’ Guide to Key Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)” on the Members’ website. The Guide, to be read in conjunction with the “Green Customs Guide on MEAs”, is intended to supply condensed information to frontline Customs officers on aspects related to key MEAs: the Basel Convention, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Cartagena Protocol, the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the Montreal Protocol.

WCO Data Model (DM) version 3.11.0 available now in interactive mode free of charge

The Data Model Projects Team (DMPT) is committed to producing annual releases of the WCO DM in order to keep the DM up to date. A transparent maintenance procedure was put in place to enable interested parties to request changes to the WCO DM. The publication by the WCO of version 3.11.0 in December 2021 marks the culmination of the maintenance process undertaken by the DMPT in its meetings held from September 2020 to April 2021.

Launching the 2021 edition of the Advanced Course on Tax and Customs Administration Management

The 2021 edition of the Advanced Course on Tax and Customs Administration Management started on 17 November 2021. This course is a joint initiative between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) through its Technical Assistance Center for Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic (CAPTAC-DR); the Institute of Fiscal Studies of Spain (IEF), with the collaboration of the National Distance Education University (UNED), the WCO and with the support of the SECO-WCO Global Trade Facilitation Programme (GTFP).