About the World Customs Organization

About the World Customs Organization

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World Customs Organization



World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 under the name of Customs Cooperation Council (CCC) is an independent organization whose mission intergovernmental enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of customs administration.

Along with the growth in the number of participants, 1994 Customs Cooperation Council has approved the official name of the organization is the WCO, this shows more clearly the role of the organization in transition degrees – an official organization of global intergovernmental.

Currently, there are 177 WCO member countries worldwide, accounting for 98% of world trade. WCO is the only international organization with the function mounts a global customs issues and express a common voice international customs community.

Council is the management unit of the WCO coordination with the Secretariat and a series of technical advisory board and to execute its mission. Secretariat has more than 130 staff, technical experts and logistics staff from many different countries.

WCO mechanism acts as a forum for dialogue and sharing of experiences between national customs representatives, thereby providing the Member States a series of treaty and other legal documents including standards customs modernization on various topics such as the classification of goods, value, rules of origin, trade fraud protection, supply chain security, integrity of customs and trade facilitation.

Based on the recommendations of Member States, the WCO and its partners to support capacity building to reform and modernize. Besides, the international community has recognized WCO crucial role in promoting the growth of international trade and the legitimate struggles of fraudulent activity. Strengthening partnerships is one of the key factors to append WCO customs relations with partner countries. Through promoting settlement of issues arising in the customs environment in a transparent and predictable, WCO directly contributes to economic welfare and economic development of member countries. In the context of global uncertainties or risk of terrorist threats, the WCO’s mission is to strengthen the social security virtual meet and prevent terrorist country, ensure the facilitation of international trade.

Vision, Mission and Principles

Is the common voice of the world customs community and is a global center for the development and delivery of standard procedures and customs, the customs of international cooperation, capacity building and training of a customs efficiency and performance with the goal of meeting the requirements of the government and social protection as a better world.

WCO Mission

As an international organization with functions relating to customs matters, WCO supports national customs authorities achieve their goals, such as tax revenue, import and export fees, protect the community, and security and trade facilitation and supply chain through the development of international standards, tools and means of application, as a forum to strengthen cooperation and exchange of information, research deployment support research and capacity development.

The main role of Customs

Generate revenues

Protect communities

Security and facilitation

Creating a database of goods

WCO principles

WCO is an organization developed on the basis of knowledge, experience and commitment to action. WCO trust management procedures in a transparent and verifiable. WCO support Member States and partners on business and society. WCO leverage the advantages of technology and innovation.

The strategic objective of the WCO

Objective 1: International cooperation and sharing of information

Objective 2: To develop international standards of customs procedures

Objective 3: Support capacity building

Goal 4: Community Health, Security and Community Protection

Objective 5: Security and facilitation of international trade and supply chain

Goal 6: Create customs revenues

Objective 7: Promote WCO

Goal 8: Research and analysis

Objective 9: Good governance and efficient utilization of resources

Strategy The main pillars of Customs in the 21st Century

1. Develop a global customs network

2. Effective border management (CBM)

3. Risk management based on intelligence

4. Customs Partnership – Business

5. Implementation of modern working methods

6. Development and application of technologies and interfaces

7. Apply the laws, regulations

8. Cam career, customs services and knowledge-based

9. Strengthening

10 – Customs Integrity

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