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1 The Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council

2 Overview Our history Membership Mission and objectives Structure
Achievements Strategic priorities __________________________________

3 A short History Established in the early 1970s.
MOU signed in 1989 by 22 countries Today has 38 members: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, France, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Spain, Suriname, The Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, UK, USA and Venezuela. _____________________________________

4 Mission To upgrade the effectiveness and efficiency of its member Customs administrations in pursuing their mandates, through cooperation, sharing of best practices, human resource development, modernization, automation, harmonization of processes and procedures and information/intelligence sharing

5 Objectives Promote capacity building initiatives including human resource management and development programmes; Develop and encourage the implementation of measures to enhance border security, inter-agency cooperation and information sharing; Support regional efforts towards trade facilitation and Institute measures to promote integrity

6 Structure The Council- all member states
The Executive Committee (EXCO) Present members are Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, France, Netherlands, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA. The Permanent Secretariat, based in Castries, St. Lucia. The CCLEC/WCO Joint Intelligence Office, based in Castries, St Lucia ___________________________________

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Achievements Created a WCO/CCLEC Joint Intelligence Office to support the Customs Enforcement Network (CEN). Developed several Training Modules Established a Regional Vessel tracking System Provide training in law enforcement and trade facilitation, valuation etc. Played a formative role in Customs Reform and Modernization (CRM) programs in the region Established links with several regional and international organizations __________________________________

8 Strategic Priorities 2009-2012
Develop Accredited Management Training Initiative Encourage regional administrations to use the Customs Capacity Building Diagnostic Framework to identify key developmental needs AEO/Trade Facilitation Promote inter-agency cooperation

9 Capacity Building Coordinate organisational reforms for non-WCO members utilizing the WCO SAFE FRAMEWORK of Standard Build Leadership and Managerial Capacity through the CCLEC accredited management program Update training Modules regularly

10 Support Regional Efforts towards Trade Facilitation
Promote use of WCO SAFE Framework Promote Customs/private sector cooperation Promote implementation of AEO

11 eSeaClear Online pre-arrival notification system for yachts
Direct crew input of data Expedited Customs processing Future: Single format for Customs and Immigration use Share system with Port authority

12 Cooperation In keeping with its strategic objectives CCLEC has worked closely with regional and international organisations including: CARICOM, CIFAD, Commonwealth Secretariat, OECS, OAS Signed MOUs with ACCP, CICAD, INTERPOL, RSS, OCO, WCO

Establishment of a formal cooperation agreement between CCLEC & CIP – MOU Training and development Implementation of the AEO Programme Advance trade Data exchange via the single window Non- intrusive inspection (NII) and NII systems


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