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.



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