Thursday, March 15, 2012

Customs Matters: World Customs Organization

In case you are unfamiliar, the World Customs Organization is the only intergovernmental organization exclusively focused on Customs matters.
It is particularly noted for its 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 programmes. The WCO also maintains the international Harmonized System goods nomenclature, and administers the technical aspects of the WTO Agreements on Customs Valuation and Rules of Origin.
Harmonized System Explanatory Notes and Commodity Database On-line
The new on-line version of the Harmonized System Explanatory Notes and commodity Database offers the possibility of searching by keyword or by using an HS code number to retrieve the information you are looking for. The on-line version offers high speed solutions at little expense, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Subscriptions are for 1, 2 or 3 years from 1 to 50 users.
To learn more about the service above, click here.  To learn more about the work of the WCO, visit here.

WCO news is published three times a year. Access:

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