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To go deeper

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is an intergovernmental organization, which has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. With its members spread all over the world, the WCO is considered the voice of the international Customs community.


The WCO is renowned for developing international conventions, instruments and tools, in particular on the following subjects:

  • classification of goods,

  • customs valuation,

  • rules of origin,

  • collection of customs revenue,

  • supply chain security,

  • facilitation of international trade,

  • fight against fraud,

  • fight against counterfeiting by ensuring respect for intellectual property rights (IPR),

  • promotion of ethics

  • and sustainable capacity building for the implementation of Customs reforms and modernizations.

The WCO also manages the international nomenclature of goods known as the Harmonized System (HS) and the technical aspects of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements on customs valuation and rules of origin. Site :

Below is a list of websites for training and deepening:  ​

  • Customs Learning & Knowledge Community(CLICK!)

  • Global Shield Program (PGS)

  • Program on the Application of Strategic Exchange Controls (ACES)

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