At the invitation of Mr. Ruslan Davydov, First Deputy Head of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation, acting in his capacity as Vice-Chair of the WCO Europe region, WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya attended the Europe Region Heads of Customs Conference in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, on 25 and 26 April 2019.
The WCO conducted between 25 and 27 March a Workshop for Officials of Montenegro Customs on Customs valuation and the use of a valuation database as a risk assessment tool.
The World Customs Organization (WCO), in cooperation with the Russia Federal Customs, organized a Sub-regional Workshop on Time Release Study (TRS) for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Members from 1 to 5 April 2019, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
At the invitation of General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), the WCO participated in the inaugural ceremony of the WCO Asia-Pacific Regional Training Centre in Xiamen on 19 March, 2019.
The WCO, in cooperation with the Hungarian National Tax and Customs Authority (NTCA) and with the financial support of the Korea Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF Korea), organized a regional workshop on cross-border E-Commerce for the Europe region from 26 to 29 March 2019 at the Regional Training Centre in Budapest, Hungary.
Customs officials from 18 Middle East and North of Africa (MENA) Region countries met in Muscat, Oman from 24 to 28 March 2019, to discuss the capacity building needs and share knowledge and experience with regard to the modernisation initiatives of Customs administrations.
Join us in Brussels for the 10th Session of the Capacity Building Committee (8 to 10 April 2019) and the 18thSession of the Integrity Sub-Committee (11-12 April 2019).
Under the sponsorship of CCF China, the WCO organised a Regional Workshop on Customs laboratories for the benefit of MENA region members.
The Workshop was held in Muscat (Oman) from 3 to 7 February 2019. Twenty participants from 14 Member administrations of the region participated in the Workshop, as well as two experts from China Customs.
From 11 to 15 February 2019, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) held a third joint Workshop on Air Cargo Security and Facilitation. The workshop was organized at the East African School of Aviation (EASA) in Nairobi, Kenya, with the financial support of the Korea Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF-Korea) and the assistance of the EASA and the ICAO Eastern and Southern African (ESAF) Office as well as the WCO East and Southern Africa Regional Office for Capacity Building (WCO ESA ROCB). This workshop has been promoted as a part of the ICAO/WCO Joint Action Plan in order to identify the most effective means of cooperation between the two organizations in harmonizing related aviation security measures.
WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya attended the Munich Security Conference held on 16 February 2019 in Munich, Germany, to share Customs’ efforts in addressing the challenges posed by the illicit movements of goods and currency from a border security perspective.