Рубрика: WCO

KICKOFF MEETING OF WCO PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT MECHANISM PROJECT TEAM

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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.

WCO DEDICATES 2024 TO CUSTOMS ENGAGING TRADITIONAL AND NEW PARTNERS WITH PURPOSE

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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”.

WCO GLOBAL AEO CONFERENCE 2024

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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.

FAREWELL CELEBRATION FOR WCO SECRETARY GENERAL DR. KUNIO MIKURIYA

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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.

WCO AND CHINA CUSTOMS LAUNCH SMART CUSTOMS PROJECT

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On December 5, during its 89th Policy Commission, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) signed a Cooperation Agreement, marking the start of the Smart Customs Project. This agreement was signed by WCO Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya and Vice Minister of GACC Dr. Wang Lingjun.

A NEW EDITION OF THE GENDER EQUALITY ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT TOOL (GEOAT)

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The WCO is pleased to launch an updated edition of its Gender Equality Organizational Assessment Tool (GEOAT). Originally launched in 2014, this self-assessment tool aims at assisting Customs and Revenue Administrations in assessing their policies and practices both internally (related to, for instance, human resource management) and externally (in their border operations and stakeholder relations) to further incorporate gender equality and diversity on a cross-cutting basis within their administrations.