The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Kunio Mikuriya, announced on 8 November 2018 that 2019 will be devoted to the swift and smooth cross-border movement of goods, people and means of transport, with the slogan “SMART borders…
The Directorate General of Customs and Excise of Indonesia (DGCE) and the WCO Asia/Pacific Security Project co-hosted a workshop in Jakarta from 16 to 19 October 2018, funded by the Government of Japan. 20 officers representing the Customs administrations of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam attended the WCO Sub-regional Passenger Controls Workshop. The workshop was facilitated by the WCO Asia Pacific Security Project with assistance from United States Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) and Japan Customs.
The WCO Trade Facilitation Agreement Working Group (TFAWG) met for the tenth time on 22 and 23 October 2018. Delegates, representing Customs, other Border Agencies and Trade Ministries from WCO Members, Observers from several International Organizations, the Private Sector and Academia participated in the event. The Meeting was chaired by Mr. L. Satya Srinivas (India) who was elected from Vice-Chairperson to Chairperson, while Mr. Jonathan Page (Canada) was elected as Vice-Chairperson.
At the invitation of the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA), WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya attended the Tax Summit on Digital Economy, jointly organized by the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT), IOTA and the Portuguese Tax and Customs Administration. The event was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 25 October 2018 and brought together Tax administrations from around 80 countries.
Over 3,000 decision-makers, the majority of whom were airline industry representatives, gathered at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto (Canada) on 16 and 17 October 2018 for TIACA’s International Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition 2018.
At their June 2018 sessions, the WCO Policy Commission and Council approved the setting up of a Working Group on the Comprehensive Review of the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures (as amended), recognizing the need…
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