Monograph «The World Customs Organization as a Modern Institute of Improvement of Customs Regulation and Trade Facilitation»

 

The Scientific Research Institute of the Russian Customs Academy, which is the WCO Regional Traning Center, conducted a study of the role of the World Customs Organization as a modern institute for improving of customs regulation and trade facilitation. It resulted in publication of the monograph «The World Customs Organization as a Modern Institute of Improvement of Customs Regulation and Trade Facilitation». Authors:

Mr. Mukai KADYRKULOV, Member of the Board (Minister) for Customs Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Commission;

Mr. Sergei MOZER, Deputy Head of Division of Advanced Customs Technologies of the Department of Customs Legislation of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Contact person for communication with the World Customs Organization, Senior Researcher of the Research Institute of the Russian Customs Academy, Ph.D. in Law;

Ms. Nadezhda LIPATOVA, Director of the Research Institute — Leading Researcher of the Russian Customs Academy, Ph.D. in Technical Sciences, Senior Researcher (Associate Professor).

The monograph presents historical and modern facts of the activities of the World Customs Organization in the customs sphere and trade facilitation. It analyzes the WCO functional structure, describes the rules of procedures and administrative aspects of the activities of the structural divisions of the WCO Secretariat, as well as the main working bodies in the relevant areas of the Organization. It considers possible ways of mutually beneficial customs cooperation between the World Customs Organization as an international institute for development and improvement of customs regulation and the Eurasian Economic Commission as a permanent regulatory body of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

On July the 7th , 2017 the Minister for Customs Cooperation, Mr. Mukai Kadyrkulov, presented a monograph to the WCO Secretary General, Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, on their bilateral working meeting, that took place during the 129th/130th Sessions of the Customs Cooperation Council at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels.

Mr. Mukai Kadyrkulov and Mr. Kunio Mikuriya noted the deepening cooperation between their respective international organizations since the signing in 2016 of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the World Customs Organization, as well as participation of EEC in the WCO activities related to the development of international customs standards and instruments.

It was observed that the monograph is one of the first studies revealing the nature and legal status of the WCO and its working bodies.

The monograph can be useful to a wide range of specialists in the field of international customs cooperation and improvement of customs regulation on the basis of international standards. It can be used by researchers, teachers, students, graduate students and other categories of students in the Russian Customs Academy, other universities and Regional Training Centers of the World Customs Organization, specializing in «Customs», «Jurisprudence» as well as by specialists working in the customs and other executive authorities in the member states of the EEU, experts of the Eurasian Economic Commission for organizing and implementing mutually beneficial customs cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union and the World Customs Organization.

«The Russian customs academy:SCIENCE»

15/07/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE MONOGRAPH:

SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1. THE WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION: HISTORY, GENERAL PROVISIONS, SRUCTURE
1.1. The history of the World Customs Organization
1.2. Areas of activity and strategic objectives of the World Customs Organization
1.3. The structure of the World Customs Organization
1.3.1. The Secretary General
1.3.2. The Secretariat
1.3.3. The Directorates
1.3.4. WCO Working Bodies
1.3.4.1 The Council
1.3.4.2 The Policy Commission
1.3.4.3 The Finance Committee
1.3.4.4 The WCO Working Bodies in the areas of its activity
CHAPTER 2. DIRECTORATES OF THE WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION
2.1. Tariff and Trade Affairs Directorate
2.1.1. The Nomenclature and Classification Sub-Directorate
2.1.2. The Valuation Sub-Directorate
2.1.3. The Origin Sub-Directorate
2.2. Compliance and Facilitation Directorate
2.2.1. Procedures and Facilitation Sub-Directorate
2.2.2. Compliance and Enforcement Sub-Directorate
2.3. Capacity Building Directorate
CHAPTER 3. THE WORKING BODIES OF THE WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION
3.1. Working bodies on tariff and trade issues
3.1.1. The Harmonized System Committee
3.1.2. Harmonized System Revised Sub-Committee
3.1.3. The Scientific Sub-Committee
3.1.4. Technical Committee on Rules of Origin
3.1.5. Technical Committee on Customs Valuation
3.2. The working bodies on procedures and simplifications
3.2.1. Permenant Technical Committee
3.2.2. Information Management Sub-Committee
3.2.3. The Revised Kyoto Convention Management Committee
3.2.4. SAFE Working Group
3.2.5. Istanbul Convention Administrative Committee
3.2.6. Contracting Parties to the ATA Convention
3.2.7. The WCO Working Group on the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation
3.2.8. Working Group on E-Commerce
 

3.3. The Working Bodies on Enforcement and Compliance

3.3.1. The Enforcement Committee

 

3.4. The working bodies on Capacity Building

3.4.1. Capacity Building Committee
3.5. Regional entities
3.6. The Russian Customs Academy as the Regional Training Center of the World Customs Organization
CHAPTER 4. EURASIAN INTEGRATION AND THE WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION
4.1. Development of relations between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the World Customs Organization at the present stage
CONCLUSION
LIST OF USED SOURCES
ANNEXES