International News

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

Latest edition of WCO News now available

The WCO has published the 87th edition of WCO News, the Organization’s flagship magazine aimed at the Customs community, which provides a selection of informative articles that touch the international Customs and trade landscape....LIRE LA SUITE

African Union Directors General of Customs support creating an African market and tackling integrity issues

At the invitation of the African Union (AU), WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya visited Moroni, Comoros to attend the 10th AU Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs, held on 20 and 21 September 2018.

At the opening ceremony, Secretary General Mikuriya underlined the importance of Customs’ contribution to the future implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), through the application of WCO instruments....LIRE LA SUITE