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WCO perspectives on coordinated border management
30-06-2009

Right now, governments, the business community and individuals are focused on improving their respective financial situations as a matter of absolute necessity during this current global economic downturn. Trade is a key driver of economic performance, and implementing a coordinated border management strategy involving new levels of integration and collaboration between public and private sectors is widely seen as critical to bolster trade flows, while facilitating the achievement of national economic and societal goals.

customs control, law international
en, fr
WCO perspectives on coordinated border management
30-06-2009

Right now, governments, the business community and individuals are focused on improving their respective financial situations as a matter of absolute necessity during this current global economic downturn. Trade is a key driver of economic performance, and implementing a coordinated border management strategy involving new levels of integration and collaboration between public and private sectors is widely seen as critical to bolster trade flows, while facilitating the achievement of national economic and societal goals.

customs control, law international
en, fr
The WCO Data Model: an enabler for coordinated border management
30-06-2009

As countries developed Customs forms, requirements, and automated systems overthe years,there waslittle coordination and consultation among them. As a result, there are thousands of data elements, hundreds of different Customs forms, and as many different Customs systems as there are Customs administrations. This lack of coordination has created a confusing and confounding environment. These different requirements are rife with redundancy and duplication and are expensive to maintain and operate. Governments created this problem; governments can correctthissituation – by using the WCO Data Model.

Bill Nolle

customs control, law international
en, fr
The WCO Data Model: an enabler for coordinated border management
30-06-2009

As countries developed Customs forms, requirements, and automated systems overthe years,there waslittle coordination and consultation among them. As a result, there are thousands of data elements, hundreds of different Customs forms, and as many different Customs systems as there are Customs administrations. This lack of coordination has created a confusing and confounding environment. These different requirements are rife with redundancy and duplication and are expensive to maintain and operate. Governments created this problem; governments can correctthissituation – by using the WCO Data Model.

Bill Nolle

customs control, law international
en, fr
WCO launches database of preferential agreements and related rules of origin
30-06-2009

The WCO has established a global database of preferential trade agreements and related rules of origin in accordance with the Action Plan to improve the understanding and application of preferential rules of origin endorsed by the WCO Council in June 2007.

Karen Garside

IT systems, databases, origin
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WCO launches database of preferential agreements and related rules of origin
30-06-2009

The WCO has established a global database of preferential trade agreements and related rules of origin in accordance with the Action Plan to improve the understanding and application of preferential rules of origin endorsed by the WCO Council in June 2007.

Karen Garside

IT systems, databases, origin
en, fr
Customs and Excise Department Hong Kong, China
30-06-2009

The Customs and Excise Department of Hong Kong, China (HKC)is a progressive and forward-looking customs organizationwhich contributesto the stability and prosperity of the community. We act with confidence, serve with courtesy and strive for excellence.

customs and other authorities
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Customs and Excise Department Hong Kong, China
30-06-2009

The Customs and Excise Department of Hong Kong, China (HKC)is a progressive and forward-looking customs organizationwhich contributesto the stability and prosperity of the community. We act with confidence, serve with courtesy and strive for excellence.

customs and other authorities
en, fr
Korea takes concrete action to protect the environment
30-06-2009

In line with the Korean Government's drive for "Green Growth", the Korea Customs Service (KCS) developed its Green Customs vision and released its plan to combat illegal transactions of goods detrimental to the environment in October 2008. This comprehensive longterm plan was produced by adjusting the recommendation on environmental protection adopted by the WCO Council in June 2008 to Korea’s circumstances.

restrictions, trade barriers
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Korea takes concrete action to protect the environment
30-06-2009

In line with the Korean Government's drive for "Green Growth", the Korea Customs Service (KCS) developed its Green Customs vision and released its plan to combat illegal transactions of goods detrimental to the environment in October 2008. This comprehensive longterm plan was produced by adjusting the recommendation on environmental protection adopted by the WCO Council in June 2008 to Korea’s circumstances.

restrictions, trade barriers
en, fr
The WCO Data Model: a trade facilitation tool
30-06-2009

It all started when the G7 deemed standardization and a reduction in the volume of data required for international trade operations essential for facilitating the movement of goods at borders, the key elements undoubtedly being information and documentation.

David Hunt

customs control, law international
en, fr
The WCO Data Model: a trade facilitation tool
30-06-2009

It all started when the G7 deemed standardization and a reduction in the volume of data required for international trade operations essential for facilitating the movement of goods at borders, the key elements undoubtedly being information and documentation.

David Hunt

customs control, law international
en, fr
Border agencies at the frontline of nuclear security
30-06-2009

Headquartered at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) isthe world’s centre of cooperation in the nuclear field. Established in 1957 as an independent, inter-governmental organization under United Nations auspices, IAEA membership currently stands at 146 States.

trusted trader
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Border agencies at the frontline of nuclear security
30-06-2009

Headquartered at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) isthe world’s centre of cooperation in the nuclear field. Established in 1957 as an independent, inter-governmental organization under United Nations auspices, IAEA membership currently stands at 146 States.

trusted trader
en, fr
A National Trade Rulebook …so the rules can work and trade can flow
30-06-2009

Customs administrations have worked diligently for more than two decades to increase voluntary compliance with Customs regulations, mainly by making it easier to obtain information aboutregulations. Is this diligence paying off? Can more be done to enable voluntary compliance and, perhaps even more important, to facilitate trade?

Walter Hekala

law
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A National Trade Rulebook …so the rules can work and trade can flow
30-06-2009

Customs administrations have worked diligently for more than two decades to increase voluntary compliance with Customs regulations, mainly by making it easier to obtain information aboutregulations. Is this diligence paying off? Can more be done to enable voluntary compliance and, perhaps even more important, to facilitate trade?

Walter Hekala

law
en, fr
Sixth Worldwide Security Conference
30-06-2009

The EastWest Institute partnered with Italy, 2009 Chair of the G-8, and the World Customs Organization to host the Sixth Worldwide Security Conference (WSC6) at WCO headquarters in Brusselsfrom 18 to 19 February 2009 with the theme ‘From the Global War on Terror, to Common Security and Joint Action’.

trusted trader
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Sixth Worldwide Security Conference
30-06-2009

The EastWest Institute partnered with Italy, 2009 Chair of the G-8, and the World Customs Organization to host the Sixth Worldwide Security Conference (WSC6) at WCO headquarters in Brusselsfrom 18 to 19 February 2009 with the theme ‘From the Global War on Terror, to Common Security and Joint Action’.

trusted trader
en, fr
A Single Window for international trade
30-06-2009

At the 2009 WCO IT Conference and Exhibition which took place from 22 to 24 April 2009 in Marrakesh (Morocco), almost 600 delegates from Customs, other border regulatory agencies and the private sector met to analyze the international trade single window concept and to consider the benefits associated with such a system.

IT systems, databases, law international
en, fr
A Single Window for international trade
30-06-2009

At the 2009 WCO IT Conference and Exhibition which took place from 22 to 24 April 2009 in Marrakesh (Morocco), almost 600 delegates from Customs, other border regulatory agencies and the private sector met to analyze the international trade single window concept and to consider the benefits associated with such a system.

IT systems, databases, law international
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