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WCO Strategic Direction UN/CEFACT Plenary September 2008 Geneva Gareth Lewis World Customs Organization and UN/CEFACT Instruments.

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1 WCO Strategic Direction UN/CEFACT Plenary September 2008 Geneva Gareth Lewis World Customs Organization and UN/CEFACT Instruments

2 UN/CEFACT Plenary September © 2008, World Customs Organization Outline The Global Customs Environment The Global Customs Environment Challenges, Priorities & Responses Challenges, Priorities & Responses UN/CEFACT Instruments UN/CEFACT Instruments

3 UN/CEFACT Plenary September © 2008, World Customs Organization Winston Churchill “A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.”

4 UN/CEFACT Plenary September © 2008, World Customs Organization Customs Environment Just-in time Inventory control Inventory control Lower costs Logistics Drugs Environmental Cultural Int’l commitments Admissibility of goods Predictable processing Dangerous goods Protect society Statistic Governance, Integrity Foreign direct investment Fewer resources Information technology Security Increase in volume IPR Globalization More awareness Regional Trade Agreement Collect taxes Collect taxes Trade facilitation Maintain Exchequer yield Maintain Exchequer yield

5 UN/CEFACT Plenary September © 2008, World Customs Organization Evolution of Customs Revenue Collection of import taxes (duties & excise) Protection of Society Protection of Society (drug trafficking, firearms, environment etc.) (drug trafficking, firearms, environment etc.) Economic Development Economic Development (trade facilitation) (trade facilitation) Customs function Protection of Economic Interests Protection of Economic Interests (domestic industry) (domestic industry) Security Security (shifting focus to entire supply chain) Framework of Standards Framework of Standards

6 UN/CEFACT Plenary September © 2008, World Customs Organization 2008 Business Context Globalization and RegionalizationGlobalization and Regionalization International Supply Chain & CustomsInternational Supply Chain & Customs Transnational CrimeTransnational Crime More Complex Policy & Procedural EnvironmentMore Complex Policy & Procedural Environment IPR ProtectionIPR Protection Customs is a Key Driver for Economic Growth; Capacity BuildingCustoms is a Key Driver for Economic Growth; Capacity Building Governance, Integrity, Budgetary Constraints…Governance, Integrity, Budgetary Constraints…

7 UN/CEFACT Plenary September © 2008, World Customs OrganizationChallenges/Priorities/Responses Meet Member’s ExpectationsMeet Member’s Expectations Meet Stakeholder ExpectationsMeet Stakeholder Expectations Develop/Maintain Appropriate Instruments (RKC, HS, SAFE)Develop/Maintain Appropriate Instruments (RKC, HS, SAFE) International Cooperation (eg UN/CEFACT)International Cooperation (eg UN/CEFACT) Capacity BuildingCapacity Building Research & AnalysisResearch & Analysis

8 UN/CEFACT Plenary September © 2008, World Customs Organization WCO Data Model (Version 3.0 and Single Window)

9 UN/CEFACT Plenary September © 2008, World Customs Organization WCO and UN/CEFACT MoU Signed 25 th April 2001 (ECE)MoU Signed 25 th April 2001 (ECE) - Recognizing respective strengths - Noting the importance of Trade Facilitation and the role of Customs - Agree to cooperate & exchange info. - Promote collaboration with private sector and other international orgs To hold regular meetingsTo hold regular meetings To cover specific projects (CBRDM)To cover specific projects (CBRDM)

10 UN/CEFACT Plenary September © 2008, World Customs Organization WCO and UN/CEFACT WCO has helped develop and/or used many CEFACT instrumentsWCO has helped develop and/or used many CEFACT instruments Standards used include EDIFACTStandards used include EDIFACT UNTDED, and CCL (still “live” issue) UNTDED, and CCL (still “live” issue) Recommendations used include 1, 16, 20, 21, 33+, we work together on 34 and there will be collaboration on R.35Recommendations used include 1, 16, 20, 21, 33+, we work together on 34 and there will be collaboration on R.35 Tech. Specs include CCTS (NDR, ebXML), UMM (including UML)Tech. Specs include CCTS (NDR, ebXML), UMM (including UML) Joint recognition of other standards such as ISO 3166, IMO FAL etc.Joint recognition of other standards such as ISO 3166, IMO FAL etc.

11 UN/CEFACT Plenary September © 2008, World Customs Organization THANK YOU Phone:


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