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

19-09-2019 11:12
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.

This and many others have been possible thanks to the technical and financial assistance of our partners; mainly the WCO, UNCTAD and COMESA.

This mandate, we conceived and exercised together by the commitment and the availability of each one, by the total and total implication of all that we undertook during this year.

The African Union Commission, through its Department of Trade and Industry, through its Customs Division, has been an undeniable pillar and inspiration.

Each African Customs, by its Director General and its talented officials and Agents has shown his dedication and fervor to the African cause, by investing in the work of the workshops that have marked my term.

I appreciated the quality of the participation and the excellence of the contributions. The Report, I will submit to my colleagues of the Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs of the African Union, is an overview and an overview of the work done.

It is also a moment of sharing my thoughts on the future. On how to improve the link between the Directors General to better inform and share. On the ability of the Department of Trade and Industry to be more than a nodal point, an effective and always present coordinator. On the ability of any Presidency to have adequate means of operation.

The path on which we are engaged is long and winding. We are aware of this because it is the only way to get our countries out of the rut, release energies and initiatives, sow confidence and hope for the future, win against precariousness and misery, reposition our Continent on the balance of the world.

Yours Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,

None of our countries will win alone. The work is common. We will win together. Let us continue from success to success, from victory to victory, for our countries, for our peoples, for our dear Africa.

Thank you.

Others news

WCO participates in the graduation ceremony of the Belgian Customs School

On 28 June 2022, at the invitation of the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in charge of the Coordination of the Fight against Fraud, Mr. Van Peteghem, the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, took part in the graduation ceremony of the 50th session of the Belgian Customs School. The ceremony marked the end of 10 months of theoretical and practical training in core Customs matters provided by the Belgian Customs School and complemented by the WCO.


Comoros accedes to the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) and becomes the 130th Contracting Party to the Convention

On 9 March 2022, during the ongoing 28th Revised Kyoto Convention Management Committee’s Meeting, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), in his capacity as the depositary of the Convention, received the Instrument of Accession of the Union of Comoros to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures (Revised Kyoto Convention - RKC) from H.E Mr. Mohamed Chatur BADAOUI, Ambassador of the Union of the Comoros to the Kingdom of Belgium, at WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium....LIRE LA SUITE

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

Corona Virus spreading: Comoros Customs on phase 2.

As customs officers are required agents to be in front of borders and are the first people who are authorized to get in contact with people who come into the country either by air or by sea, they are potential victims and vectors of the virus ....LIRE LA SUITE

Customs DG meeting with Comorian student trainee inspectors in Brussels on February 18, 2020.

On the sidelines of the 18th meeting of the WCO Audit Committee, of which Comoros and South Africa represent the 24 member countries of Eastern and Southern Africa, the DG of Comoros Customs met the student inspectors trainees at the Belgian Customs School (BCS)....LIRE LA SUITE


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