Рубрика: WCO

13th Meeting of the Audit Committee

On 11-12 February 2019, the 13th Audit Committee meeting took place at WCO premises under the Chairmanship of Mr. Bjørn Røse (Norway). The meeting was attended by 10 of the 12 Audit Committee Members, and by the Chairperson of the Finance Committee as observer. The Secretariat was represented by Mr. Ricardo Treviño Chapa, Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Hans Pieters, Head of Personnel, and by the internal auditors Mr. Jochen Meyer and Ms. Annegret Rohloff.

Opening of the WCO’s 77th Fellowship Programme

The 77th WCO Fellowship Programme, intended for French-speakers, was launched in Brussels on Monday 28 January 2019.

This Programme forms part of the WCO’s initiatives to develop the management capacities of Member administrations in support of Customs Reform and Modernization programmes. It is designed to provide promising young managers from Member administrations with access to and further familiarization with WCO and international standards, tools and instruments, but also with training in supervisory and management techniques, so as to help them carry out reform and modernization within their respective administrations in a dynamic and sustainable manner.

WCO participates in the WEF Annual Meeting

At the invitation of the World Economic Forum (WEF), WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya participated in the Annual Meeting 2019 held from 22 to 25 January 2019 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, where he met with global leaders, explained the important role played by Customs and contributed to various sessions.

Message from the World Customs Organization — International Customs Day 2019

Traditionally, to mark International Customs Day (ICD) each year, the WCO Secretariat dedicates a theme that is pertinent to the challenges facing the global Customs community. The slogan chosen for 2019 is “SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport.” At a time when the number of passengers and the volume of freight crossing borders is expected to increase exponentially, and technology has transformed the economic landscape in which Customs is evolving, WCO Members are encouraged to look at how they can best ensure the swift and smooth cross-border movement of goods, people and means of transport.

New E-learning Course on WCO SAFE Framework of Standards

The World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretariat has released a new e-learning course on the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards. Based on the 2018 version of the SAFE, this course will give the participants a comprehensive overview of the three Pillars of the Framework and a deep understanding of underlying concepts, as well as the benefits of its implementation for Governments, Customs and the Trade community. A specific part is devoted to the concept of the Authorized Economic Operator Programme and associated processes.

WCO publishes Handbook on Data Analysis

Today, 4 December 2018, sees the publication by the WCO of a “Handbook on Data Analysis” aimed at presenting an overview of data analytics and, more specifically, what it is, how it works, and how useful it may be to Customs and other governmental agencies. 

WCO and EAC celebrate EAC Regional AEO Programme success

Back in 2014, the World Customs Organization (WCO), the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat and five Customs administrations from the EAC region (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) embarked on a five-year partnership to support the effective design and roll-out of the EAC Regional AEO Programme.  The partnership came to be known as the WCO-EAC CREATe Project and benefitted from the generous financial support of the Government of Sweden.