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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


The President of the AUSC DGC Mr. SOUEF KAMALIDINI, at the Specialized Technical Committee of Trade, Industry and Minerals of the African Union.

The Chairman of the Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs of the African Union (AUSC DGC), Mr. SOUEF KAMALIDINI, Director General of Comorian Customs, participated in the Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee of Trade, Industry and Minerals of African Union, which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 8th to12th January 2019....LIRE LA SUITE


Successful WCO Leadership and Management Development (LMD) Workshop held at Comoros Customs Moroni, 3 - 14 December 2018

Over the past two years the Comoros Customs Administration has been fully committed to wide-ranging reform and modernization. Since then, management has made it a strategic priority to develop staff competencies across the board, both in technical and managerial areas. As part of this process and thanks to support from the Finnish Fund, an LMD Workshop was organized by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and co-facilitated by two experts from Canadian Customs and the WCO Secretariat. The workshop was held in Moroni from 3 to 14 December 2018 and was offered to 20 managers (five women and fifteen men) representing the operational and central Customs departments....LIRE LA SUITE