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Trade Facilitation and World Customs Organization (WCO) Takashi NAKAO Capacity Building Directoate
Intergovernmental organization of Customs administrations Brussels, Belgium 179 Members - responsible for processing more than 98% of international trade Key Activities - Rule and Standard Setting - International Cooperation, Sharing Information, best practices - Capacity Building
Revenue Collection of Import Taxes Protection of Society (drug trafficking, firearms, environment, etc.) Economic Development (trade facilitation) Customs function Customs function Protection of Economic Interests (domestic industry) Security (shifting focus to the entire supply chain)
4 Economic Competitiveness Package (ECP) Customs Service with high performance has a positive impact on economic competitiveness through trade facilitation Transparent and Predictable Customs environment will encourage direct investment and the establishment of industrial facilities and logistics hubs WCO existing instruments and tools and some new tools in the ECP Implementing the ECP to assist countries in improving the external environment of their trading community and ultimately boosting trade
Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures International blueprint for making Customs regulatory procedures as facilitative as possible Providing a set of comprehensive Customs procedures to facilitate legitimate trade while ensuring the effective Customs control Key principles: predictability, transparency, due process, maximum use of information technology, and modern Customs techniques Eliminating divergence between Customs procedures and practices of Contracting countries
6 Economic Competitiveness Package Single Window Coordinate Border Management Risk Management Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Programme Transit
Capacity Building Technical Assistances to support Customs reform and modernization Training on international Customs standards and modern Customs techniques Forum/tools of exchange information and share experiences on good practices Cooperating closely with other international organizations
________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Takashi NAKAO Capacity Building Directorate, WCO email@example.com www.wcoomd.org Thank you for your attention
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