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World Customs Organization An Update of WCO Capacity Building Agenda after Cancun. Global Facilitation Partnership for Transportation and Trade at the World Bank 6 November 2003, Brussels Kunio Mikuriya Deputy Secretary General, WCO. Customs Capacity Building Agenda Updated after Cancun.

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World customs organization an update of wco capacity building agenda after cancun

World Customs OrganizationAn Update of WCO Capacity Building Agenda after Cancun

Global Facilitation Partnership for Transportation and Trade at the World Bank

6 November 2003, Brussels

Kunio Mikuriya

Deputy Secretary General, WCO


Customs capacity building agenda updated after cancun

Customs Capacity Building AgendaUpdated after Cancun

  • “Message from the International Customs Community” for the WTO Conference in Cancun

  • Trade Facilitation in the Post-Cancun phase

  • Supply Chain Initiatives

  • Customs Capacity Building Strategy

  • Diagnostic Framework

  • Integrity


Message for cancun partnership for economic development through trade facilitation

“Message” for Cancun- Partnership for Economic Development through Trade Facilitation -

  • Adopted at the WCO Council in June 2003 and circulated to WTO in Geneva and Cancun

  • Potential benefits of trade facilitation in Doha agenda

    • Political will for simplification of border procedures

    • Support of trade community

    • Awareness of Customs requirements and compliance

    • Cooperation with other border agencies

    • Impetus for capacity building


Message for cancun

“Message” for Cancun

  • Suggestions to realize and maximize potential benefits

    • Participation of Customs in preparing national positions for Cancun

    • Cooperation between WCO and WTO, in using the revised Kyoto Convention and other WCO instruments as implementation tools of WTO rules

    • Involvement of other border agencies

    • Investment and support for the implementation of Customs Capacity Building Strategy in responding to country-specific needs by all stakeholders


Post cancun phase

Post-Cancun phase

  • “Message” and cooperation with WTO remains valid

  • Other Customs-related areas in Doha agenda – Customs valuation, Rules of Origin, Pre-shipment Inspection, Capacity Building

  • Awareness raising of benefits and need for more dialogue with trade

  • Early ratification and implementation of the revised Kyoto Convention

    • Review of Kyoto Guidelines and other initiatives

    • Transit cooperation for landlocked countries

  • Correspondence between WCO SG & WTO DG


World customs organization an update of wco capacity building agenda after cancun

Supply Chain Security & Facilitation

  • Risk management to identify high-risk goods based on the information supplied at an early stage of supply chain

  • A multilateral approach complementary to existing bilateral and regional initiatives

  • Security & facilitation - two sides of the same coin: efficient and effective Customs procedures

  • Integration with existing instruments (revised Kyoto) and other Customs programmes (revenue, drugs, IPR etc.)

  • Partnership with other stakeholders


Supply chain security facilitation

Supply Chain Security & Facilitation

  • WCO Council Resolution of June 2002 – Task Force

  • Package of measures (adopted in June 2003)

    • Standardized set of data for risk assessment

    • Advanced Cargo Information Guidelines

    • High-Level Customs/business partnership guidelines

    • International Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance

  • Customs exhibition in Budapest (Sept. 2003)

    • Guidelines for scanning equipment

  • Action Plan (Task Force in Oct. 2003)


Customs capacity building strategy

Customs Capacity Building Strategy

  • Adopted at the WCO Council in June 2003

  • Case for a more focused, coordinated and well-resourced approach

    • Lessons learned (political will, greater ownership, accurate diagnostic, donor expectation, resources, coordination)

    • Needs survey

  • “Implementation Action Plan” to identify specific activities, roles and responsibility (High-Level WG in Nov. 2003)

  • Regional approach - synergy with existing regional and sub-regional initiatives


Customs diagnostic framework

Customs Diagnostic Framework

  • Standardized and comprehensive approach to identify and address the CB needs

  • Situational solutions tailored to each country’s reality based on gap analysis

  • Readiness assessment tool

  • Diagnostic tool (diagnostic questions, common weakness, possible solutions & improvement options, reference material)

  • Progress made and will be ready for 2004


Integrity

Integrity

  • Revision of the Arusha Declaration on Customs integrity – adopted at the WCO Council in June 2003, after ten years´ existence

  • Integrity Development Guide

  • Regional peer review and information sharing mechanism

  • Regional & national seminars

  • A pilot project in the Philippines (funding options)


Way forward

Way forward

  • Partnership

  • For more information: www.wcoomd.org


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