10th meeting of the Customs DGs of Africa / The Head of State closes the works this morning
"Combatting Corruption in Customs to effectively implement the African Continental Free Trade Area" was the theme of the 10th meeting of the Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs of the African Union, opened yesterday in Comoros, Moroni by the Minister of Economy, Investments, in charge of Economic Integration, Bianrifi Tharmidhi. For three days now, a panel of experts from the continent has been examining all the issues relating to the integration of African countries into an economic space by examining the obstacles which must be overcome, the legal framework to be created and the will to seek to accelerate the process of implementing a Continental Free Trade Area in Africa.
The Minister of Economy and Investment opened the official ceremony of the 10th meeting of the Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs of the African Union (AU). Bianrifi Tharmidhi focused his speech on thanking and advising the regional and international organizations.
He focused first on the African Union for choosing the Comoros to host this tenth edition. To the World Customs Organization for «the multiform supports" for the benefit of the Union of Comoros. »My country knows and recognizes the African Union's commitment to Africa's economic emancipation and fully subscribes to the 2063 Agenda," he said.
The minister has returned to the history of Africa that seeks to build a shared destiny. Above all, he emphasized the solidarity that should guide any initiative undertaken on an African scale. "Do not forget that we are on the same boat and in the same direction. Our countries will succeed together or stagnate together because we have opportunities to share, efforts to pool, solidarity to strengthen, "said the minister of Economy and Investment.
"The path of Africa's economic integration is won every day, at every step, step by step, work force, in-depth reflections and adapted around the essentials. It is conquered by crossing ideas, daring boldness, imagining new patterns because we must go quickly and often force destiny, "suggested the Minister of Economy and Integration .
Many prominent figures from the continent, experts in economic integration policy, public administration officials had attended the ceremony. Just like the delegates and representatives of the 54 countries participating in this meeting in Moroni. The 10th meeting of the Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs of the African Union will be closed today by the Head of State, Azali Assoumani, at the end of a solemn ceremony this morning at the hotel Retaj.
Comoros will chair the Sub-Committee
Comoros will, as of today, chair the Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs of the African Union for a period of 12 months. The country, as an example, in terms of revenue security and its managerial plan should assume the presidency and be replaced either by Uganda or Rwanda.
Since 2017, the country has been vice-chair of the Subcommittee "It is a mark of pride for the country as a whole," welcomed Yesterday Kamalidini in an express interview with Al-watwan (one of the Comorian newspaper).
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
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