The WCO published the Joint WCO-UPU Guidelines on the exchange of electronic advance data between Posts and Customs, following its adoption by the Council — the Organization’s highest decision-making body — at the end of June 2019.
Communicating seamlessly in the digital age
We are living in a hyper-connected world where everyone and everything is talking: person to person, person to machine, and machine to machine. With the advent of emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, there are virtually no communication boundaries between connected objects and human beings.
On the 3rd of July 2019, on occasion of the WTO Global Review of Aid for Trade, the WCO organized jointly, together with the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the World Bank Group (WBG) and the European Commission, a parallel session on Gender Integration in Aid for Trade Facilitation entitled “Existing tools and lessons learned.” The parallel session was opened by the Minister for Foreign Trade of Sweden, Ms. Ann Linde, who emphasized the importance of integrating gender in Aid for Trade initiatives and called upon international donors to allocate more funding for trade initiatives supporting gender equality. The Minister also highlighted the opportunities generated by the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) to simplify trade flows which is particularly important for SMEs, many of which are women-owned.
On July 3, 2019, students of the 2nd year of the Faculty of International Law of the Russian Foreign Trade Academy (Academy), accompanied by Ms. Mazaeva Natalia, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and History of State and Law, Ph.D. in Law, visited the Department of Customs Legislation of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).
A Sub-regional WCO Workshop on Customs valuation and HS classification was held from 24 to 28 June 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The Workshop was hosted by the State Customs Committee of Kazakhstan under the sponsorship of the USAID Competitiveness, Trade…
The World Customs Organization in cooperation with the State Revenue Committee of Republic of Armenia organized a National Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy which took place in Yerevan, Armenia from 26th to 28th of June.