Outcomes of the 2018 Council Session

Among the important tools discussed and adopted by the Council was the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce which undertakes to assist WCO Members in developing E-Commerce strategic and operational frameworks, working in close cooperation with E-Commerce stakeholders. The Framework will be equally useful for Members who are seeking to enhance existing frameworks in order to effectively meet the requirements of new and evolving business models.

Moreover, the Council approved the setting up of a Working Group on a Comprehensive Review of the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures (Revised Kyoto Convention – RKC), recognizing the need  to ensure it remains the blueprint for modern and efficient Customs procedures in the 21st Century.

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