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  • 1. The international paperless environment – Consistency in a complex landscape of initiatives Brussels, 3 December 2008 CLECAT 50th Anniversary Kunio Mikuriya Secretary General elect World Customs Organization (WCO) 1
  • 2. Current Customs EnvironmentGlobal financial crisisGlobal trade already affected Access to trade finance Drop in trade volume Customs environment and role?Customs will be affected Pressure on revenue collection Diminishing investment on border infrastructure Rise of protectionist trend 2
  • 3. Customs in financial crisisTrade is not cause of financial turmoil, but couldbe part of solutionEfficient customs supports sound trade Facilitation, predictability & security in tradePolitical support necessary WTO Doha negotiations Human & financial resources Business partnership 3
  • 4. Global Customs System“Customs in the 21st Century” approved by WCOCouncil, June 08Ten building blocks for customs in the 21st C.Resolution From vision, aspiration to implementation Develop a strategy, action plan Customs visibility 4
  • 5. C21 – Ten building blocks#1 – Globally networked customs Seamless end-to-end supply chains Shift from traditional import control to the entire supply chain Advance electronic exchange of data Mutual recognition of controls and AEO#2 – Better coordinated border management (CBM) Involve all agencies that regulate cross-border movement of passengers, goods and conveyances Single window One-stop shop 5
  • 6. C21 – Ten building blocks#3 – Intelligence-driven Risk Management Scarce resources need to be targeted at the higher end of continuum 100% scanning#4 – Customs-Business Partnership Understand each other & produce mutually beneficial outcomes Agreements between customs and trusted economic operators (AEO) 6
  • 7. C21 – Ten building blocks#5 – Implementation of modern working methods,procedures and techniques#6 – Enabling technologies and tools#7 – Enabling (legal) powers#8 – Professional, knowledge-based serviceculture#9 – Capacity building#10- Integrity 7
  • 8. Moving C21 forwardInventory of existing WCO standards & programs Comparative analysis with ten building blocks Identify the gap & develop best practice & guidelinesBasic research & case studies International organizations, universities, business Learn from regional experienceCapacity building Implementation of WCO tools 8
  • 9. WCO C21 – EC linkageClear linkage between C21 and EC strategicinitiatives E-Customs strategy 2008 EC Modernized Customs CodeRegular exchange of information and views EU Briefing session on 17 November 9
  • 10. Thank you very much!For more information, please visit WCO Web-site: www.wcoomd.orgCongratulations for the 50th anniversary of our partner CLECAT! 10