The inaugural meeting of the WCO Performance Measurement Mechanism Project Team (PMMPT) marked a significant milestone in ensuring the successful implementation of the first WCO Performance Measurement Mechanism. Held from February 5 to 6, 2024, this gathering showcased a remarkable assembly of participants, underscoring a shared commitment to actively contribute to the realization of the WCO Performance Measurement Mechanism (PMM) through the deployment of an innovative, fully digitized PMM Platform.
APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group in January 2024 presented a study «E-commerce status analysis to identify best practices, digital skills development and strategies that promote e-commerce in MSMES in APEC economies».
On 26 January each year, the Customs community comes together to celebrate International Customs Day. As we gather to commemorate this important occasion, I am filled with a profound sense of honour and anticipation in my first year as Secretary General. While this year’s celebration is especially significant for me, its wider importance in part comes from it marking the launch of our new theme: “Customs Engaging Traditional and New Partners with Purpose”.
The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department presented the “smart customs” institute, which is being implemented in the region. Such customs is considered in the context of such areas of work as boundary management, investigations, trade facilitation and business development.
Join us at the 6th WCO Global AEO Conference in Shenzhen, China, from 8 to 10 May 2024, and explore the theme of «Harnessing the Power of AEO Programmes for Inclusive and Sustainable Global Trade.» This global 3-day event will bring together key stakeholders from around the world to delve into the transformative potential of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) programmes.
Dedicated to Tamara Buyanova
We bring to your attention a collection of publications of Sergei Mozer on the issues of membership of economic and customs unions in the World Customs Organization (WCO) — LEGAL STATUS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN THE WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION.
December 2023, the World Customs Organization (WCO) marked a significant moment as Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, who is concluding his term on 31 December 2023, hosted a farewell event for the staff of the WCO Secretariat and Customs attachés from Brussels-based embassies. The gathering was a tribute to Dr. Mikuriya’s tenure and achievements. His farewell speech, encapsulating his experiences and insights, is accessible here.
Experts from the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and the Russian Export Center (REC) held a working meeting at which a wide range of issues of mutual recognition of electronic documents, regulatory and technical requirements and opportunities for organizing interaction between…
The World Customs Organization (WCO) has published a Research/policy note on Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) for Customs.
This note therefore aims to foster informed discussions on GenAI within Customs administrations, the broader WCO community, and among the technical and financial partners of Customs authorities worldwide.