Wco(World Customs Organization)

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Introduction...........................................................................................................................3 1.Basic information...............................................................................................................4 1.1Vision Statement..............................................................................................................4 1.2 Mission Statement..........................................................................................................4 1.3WCO Goals......................................................................................................................4 2. History...............................................................................................................................6 3. Structure of the organisation.............................................................................................7 4.WCO members................................................................................................................11 5. European Union and World Customs Organization.......................................................14 6. WCO documents.............................................................................................................15 Summary.............................................................................................................................18 References..........................................................................................................................19

Introduction

In modern nowadays world economy we have open market with free trage, we can see globalization, internationalization, integration between countries. These mentioned forses are considered to be more positive than negative. Whenever with international trade here arises differencies between trading countries: different standards, limitations, requirements, nomenclature systems. To make trade easier, awaid or to help solve conflicts arised between member countries here come WCO – World Customs Organization. The organization's activities include work in areas covering the development of global standards, the simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures, trade supply chain security, the facilitation of international trade, the enhancement of Customs enforcement and compliance activities, anti-counterfeiting and piracy initiatives, public-private partnerships, integrity promotion, and sustainable global Customs capacity building activities. The WCO is the only international body dedicated exclusively to international customs and border control matters. In my work I tried briefy owerview WCO organization: goals, history, structure, members, working fields, few important documents issued by this organization.

1.Basic information
1.1. Vision Statement
To be the voice of Customs and the Global Centre of Excellence for the development and delivery of effective, efficient, and modern Customs procedures and standards, international cooperation, knowledge and capacity building, to meet the needs of governments and society for a better world by being visionary, relevant and indispensable. 1.2 Mission Statement

As an intergovernmental organization, the WCO is the centre of excellence that provides leadership in Customs matters at the international level and advises Customs administrations worldwide on management practices, tools and techniques to enhance their capacity to implement efficient and effective cross-border controls along with standardized and harmonized procedures to facilitate legitimate trade and travel and to interdict illicit transactions and activities. 1.3 WCO Goals

Goal 1 - International Co-operation and Information Sharing
The WCO provides a forum for international co-operation to promote greater connectivity and more harmonious interaction, including the exchange of information and experience...
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