With the cooperation and support of the United States’ Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), the WCO held a Workshop on Customs valuation from 14 to 16 July 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.
Between 23-27 June, 2019, at the Arab League building in Cairo, Egypt, the European Union (EU) and League of Arab States (LAS) co-hosted the Conference on Combating the Illicit Trade in and Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Member States of the League of Arab States.
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.
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.
The 9th edition of the WCO knowledge Academy for Customs and Trade was launched on Monday 1 July 2019 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, with over 150 participants taking part in a one-week intensive training course targeted at Customs and trade professionals. The sessions will conclude with a field trip to the port of Antwerp, organized with the kind support and close collaboration of Belgium Customs.
Under the sponsorship of the China Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF China) and in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN/ESCAP) and the Eurasian Economic Commission, a Sub-Regional Workshop titled “Trade Facilitation, Promoting Inclusive Trade through Innovation and Technology: the Roles of E-Commerce, Trade Finance, and National Single Window Environments” has been hosted in Yerevan by the Customs Administration of Armenia from 11 to 13 June 2019. The Workshop was aimed at strengthening Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Members and Central Asian countries’ capacity to grasp the opportunities that technology and innovation offer in unlocking the gains from the seamless flow of goods across borders and towards developing a harmonized approach in implementation and interoperability of Single Window solutions.
В июне 2019г. Региональным учебным центром ВТамО и Российской таможенной академией была издана МОНОГРАФИЯ «Цифровая таможня. Опыт Всемирной таможенной организации». Автор монографии Мозер Сергей Владимирович, заместитель начальника отдела перспективных таможенных технологий Департамента таможенного законодательства и правоприменительной практики Евразийской экономической комиссии, старший научный сотрудник Научно-исследовательского института Российской таможенной академии, кандидат юридических наук.