World Customs Organization (WCO)

Organisation mondiale des douanes (OMD)
Organización Mundial de Aduanas (OMA)

Search Open Yearbook

This information is part of the Open Yearbook, a free service of UIA's subscription-based Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO). It includes profiles of non-profit organizations working worldwide in all fields of activity. The information contained in the profiles and search functionality of this free service are limited.

The full-featured Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO) includes over 72,500 organization profiles, additional information in the profiles, sophisticated search functionality and data export. For more information about YBIO, please click here or contact us.

The UIA is a leading provider of information about international non-profit organizations. The aim of the Open Yearbook is to promote the activities of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).

Contact Details

URL: http://www.wcoomd.org/

Available with paid subscription only.

Founded

1950-12-15 Brussels Belgium

History

15 Dec 1950, Brussels (Belgium), as Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) -- Conseil de coopération douanière (CCD), on signature of 3 conventions resulting from the work of H-XH7169 - European Customs Union Study Group, set up 12 Sep 1947: Convention establishing a Customs Co-operation Council (entered into force 4 Nov 1952); T-XT5021 - Convention on the Nomenclature for the Classification of Goods in Customs Tariffs (entered into force 11 Sep 1959), subsequently replaced by T-XT8315 - International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (entered into force 1 Jan 1988); T-XT5020 - Convention on the Valuation of Goods for Customs Purposes (entered into force 28 Jul 1953), no longer widely applied, following the establishment of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VII of GATT. Present working name adopted 1994.

Aims

Enhance effectiveness and efficiency of customs administrations in areas of compliance with trade regulations, protection of society and revenue collection, thereby contributing to economic and social well-being of nations; establish, maintain, support and promote international instruments for harmonization and uniform application of simplified and effective customs systems and procedures governing the movement of commodities, people and conveyances across customs frontiers; reinforce members' efforts to secure compliance with their legislation; maximize the level and effectiveness of members' cooperation with each other and with international organizations in order to combat customs and other transnational offences; assist members in their efforts to meet the challenges of the modern business environment and adapt to changing circumstances, by promoting communication and cooperation among members and with other international organizations, and by fostering integrity, human resource development, transparency, improvements in the management and working methods of customs administrations and the sharing of best practice.

Events

134 past events available with paid subscription only.

Activities

Available with paid subscription only.

Structure

Council (meets once a year in Jun in Brussels). General Secretariat, headed by Secretary General. Policy Commission. Committees (4): Finance; Audit; Harmonized System; Enforcement. Technical Committees (3): Permanent; Rules of Origin; Customs Valuation. Administrative Committees (2): Customs Convention on Containers, 1972; Istanbul Convention. Contact Committees (2): WCO/IATA/ICAO Guidelines on Advanced Passenger Information (API); UPU/WCO. Management Committees (1): Revised Kyoto Convention. Sub-Committees (4): Integrity; Harmonized System Review; Scientific; Information Management. High Level Working Group (1): Capacity Building, Training and Technical Assistance. Working Groups (2): Commercial Fraud; SAFE. Project Groups (2): Global Information and Intelligence Strategy (GIIS Project Group); Global Information and Intelligence Strategy. Harmonized System Working Party. Electronic Crime Expert Group (ECEG). Customs Enforcement Network Management Team (CENMat). Contracting Parties to the ATA Convention. Private Sector Consultative Group.

Languages

Available with paid subscription only.

Staff

Available with paid subscription only.

Finance

Available with paid subscription only.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Available with paid subscription only.

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Available with paid subscription only.

Publications

Available with paid subscription only.

Members

Available with paid subscription only.

Type I Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

Type II Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

Subjects *

Available with paid subscription only.

UIA Org ID

XB0462

Last News

2020

* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

You are viewing an organization profile from the Yearbook of International Organizations Online.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
Terms of Use

UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.

Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.

UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.

* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.