Monograph «The World Customs Organization as a modern institute of improvement of customs regulation and trade facilitation»

In the Research Institute of the Russian Customs Academy on the initiative of Mr. Kadyrkulov M.A., Member of the Board (Minister) for Customs Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Commission, it has been carried out a research-work devoted to the World Customs Organization as a modern institution of improving customs regulation and trade facilitation; the results of which is a monograph «The World Customs Organization as a modern institute of improvement of customs regulation and trade facilitation».

Authors:

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

Mr. Sergei Vladimirovich MOZER, Deputy Head of Division of Advanced Customs Technologies  of the Department of Customs Legislation of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Senior Researcher of the Research Institute of the Russian Customs Academy, Ph.D. in Law;

Nadezhda Grigorievna 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).

Member of the Board (Minister) for Customs Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mr. Mukai Kadyrkulov presented the monograph to the WCO Secretary General Mr. Kunio Mikuriya at a bilateral working  meeting held during the 129/130 session of the Customs Cooperation Council, from 6 to 8 July 2017 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels.

Mr. Mukai Kadyrkulov and Mr. Kunio Mikuriya noted the deepening cooperation between the two respected international organizations since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the World Customs Organization (2016), as well as the EEC activity in the WCO, including the development of international customs standards. It was emphasized that the monograph is one of the first studies revealing the essence 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», 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.

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Sergei Mozer

«Russian Customs Academy: SCIENCE»

15.07.2017