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Operation STOP: the WCO operation hits hard the illegal trafficking linked to COVID-19

The World Customs Organization (WCO) and its Members have successfully run a global emergency operation called “STOP” against illegal trafficking linked to COVID-19, the report on which was presented at an online conference today, 6 October 2020. Operation STOP is the WCO’s immediate and urgent response, working with 99 Member administrations and its network of Regional Intelligence Liaison Offices (RILOs), to the resurgence in illegal trafficking of medicines and medical supplies, including those linked to the COVID-19 pandemic....LIRE LA SUITE


MESSAGE FROM THE WCO SG, KUNIO MIKURIYA, ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS DAY 2020.

WCO celebrates International Customs Day 2020 and invites Members to foster Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet...LIRE LA SUITE


African Union Directors General of Customs address the role of Customs in the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area

At the invitation of the African Union (AU) and Mr. Dicksons Kateshumbwa, Commissioner of Customs in the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and WCO Council Chair, WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya attended the 11th Ordinary Meeting of the AU Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs (AUSCDGC), held in Kampala, Uganda on 19 and 20 September 2019....LIRE LA SUITE


speech of the president of the Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs of the African Union

Yours Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
Comorian Customs has made great strides in what we have agreed. It dematerializes the procedures, deepens transparency to raise the level of moral and professional ethics and thus neutralizes corruption, strengthens the capacities of customs officers and customs auxiliaries, sanctions whenever necessary to always raise the level of requirement. Applications for authorization to ratify international agreements are pending in the National Assembly and will soon allow them to be incorporated into national legislation....LIRE LA SUITE


EXPERTS MEETING: 11th Ordinary Meeting of the AU Sub- Committee of Directors General of Customs, 16th to 18th September 2019, Kampala, Uganda.

The meeting was officially opened by Mr. Dicksons Kateshumbwa, WCO Council Chair and Commissioner of Customs, Uganda Revenue Authority who emphasized the significance of the AfCFTA as a game-changer in continental development and the central role played by Customs in its implementation. The decried the low levels of intra-African trade (15%) and underpinned the need for cooperation to lift African economies....LIRE LA SUITE


Comoros hosts the 1st African Union Technical Working Group Workshop

Under the auspices of the Trade and Industry Division of the African Union Commission, More than twenty delegates and customs representatives from West and Central Africa shared their experiences on outsourced customs services, commonly referred to as "pre-shipment inspection" (Pre-Shipment), entrusted to private companies....LIRE LA SUITE