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International Customs Day 2017

Data Analysis for Effective Border Management

ICD2017

The WCO is dedicating 2017 to promoting data analysis under the slogan “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management.”

WCO Members will have the opportunity to showcase their efforts and activities in a sector that is becoming a key element in Customs modernization process: collecting and analysing data.

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Celebration of ICD 2017 around the world

  • AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Customs celebrated International Customs Day 2017 at its Headquarters in Kabul. The Director of Operations, Mr. Shamroz Khan Masjidi, bestowed WCO Certificates of Merit on 20 Customs officials for their support and commitment to the theme “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management” through the successful implementation of reforms as well as the modernization agenda.

    AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Customs celebrated International Customs Day 2017 at its Headquarters in Kabul. The Director of Operations, Mr. Shamroz Khan Masjidi, bestowed WCO Certificates of Merit on 20 Customs officials for their support and commitment to the theme “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management” through the successful implementation of reforms as well as the modernization agenda.

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  • BAHRAIN: H.E. Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Minister of the Interior attended the ceremony to mark International Customs Day and the launch of the Customs Strategy. The event was also attended by the Deputy Minister of the Interior, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior in charge of nationality, passports and residence affairs, the Chief of Public Security, and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior.

    BAHRAIN: H.E. Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Minister of the Interior attended the ceremony to mark International Customs Day and the launch of the Customs Strategy. The event was also attended by the Deputy Minister of the Interior, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior in charge of nationality, passports and residence affairs, the Chief of Public Security, and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior.

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  • BHUTAN: Group photo of Hon. Finance Minister and Hon. Finance Secretary together with the Customs Officials who were awarded WCO Certificates of Merit on the occasion of the International Customs Day 2017.

    BHUTAN: Group photo of Hon. Finance Minister and Hon. Finance Secretary together with the Customs Officials who were awarded WCO Certificates of Merit on the occasion of the International Customs Day 2017.

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  • CAMEROUN: During the celebration of the 2017 ICD, Customs officials were promoted and awarded epaulettes. In the front row, the Minister of Finance (centre), the Secretary of State for Defence (left) and the Secretary of State for Justice (right) are promoting three Captains to the rank of Customs Commander by awarding them epaulettes.

    CAMEROUN: During the celebration of the 2017 ICD, Customs officials were promoted and awarded epaulettes. In the front row, the Minister of Finance (centre), the Secretary of State for Defence (left) and the Secretary of State for Justice (right) are promoting three Captains to the rank of Customs Commander by awarding them epaulettes.

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  • CAPE VERDE: Gathering on the occasion of International Customs Day 2017

    CAPE VERDE: Gathering on the occasion of International Customs Day 2017

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  • CHILE: Congratulations to the Customs officials who were awarded WCO Certificates of Merit for their achievements on the occasion of International Customs Day 2017!

    CHILE: Congratulations to the Customs officials who were awarded WCO Certificates of Merit for their achievements on the occasion of International Customs Day 2017!

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  • CÔTE D’IVOIRE: The Deputy Minister of Budget (sixth left), who sponsored the event, attended the ICD 2017 celebration during which Customs officials were rewarded for their outstanding work in the field of data analysis, the WCO's theme for 2017.

    CÔTE D’IVOIRE: The Deputy Minister of Budget (sixth left), who sponsored the event, attended the ICD 2017 celebration during which Customs officials were rewarded for their outstanding work in the field of data analysis, the WCO's theme for 2017.

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  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Mr. Enrique A. Ramirez Paniagua, Director General of Customs, Mr. Eduardo Rodriguez, Adviser to the Director General and Mr. Gabino Polanco, Deputy Technical Director of Customs, together with Customs officers who were awarded for their efforts on the occasion of ICD 2017.

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Mr. Enrique A. Ramirez Paniagua, Director General of Customs, Mr. Eduardo Rodriguez, Adviser to the Director General and Mr. Gabino Polanco, Deputy Technical Director of Customs, together with Customs officers who were awarded for their efforts on the occasion of ICD 2017.

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  • DUBAI: International Customs Day 2017 was celebrated by Dubai Customs for a whole week during which they engaged with the general public through various means including the showcasing of this luxury sports car.

    DUBAI: International Customs Day 2017 was celebrated by Dubai Customs for a whole week during which they engaged with the general public through various means including the showcasing of this luxury sports car.

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  • FINLAND: Finnish Customs awarded WCO Certificates of Merit to Customs officers in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of data analysis.

    FINLAND: Finnish Customs awarded WCO Certificates of Merit to Customs officers in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of data analysis.

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  • FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA: As is the case every year, the Customs Administration of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia celebrated International Customs Day on 26 January 2017, taking this occasion to award WCO Certificates of Merit to some of its staff.

    FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA: As is the case every year, the Customs Administration of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia celebrated International Customs Day on 26 January 2017, taking this occasion to award WCO Certificates of Merit to some of its staff.

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  • GHANA: The Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority celebrated International Customs Day 2017 at the World Trade Centre, in Accra. Speeches and lectures were delivered around the theme “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management” and Certificates of Merit were awarded to deserving Customs officers as well as to external partners in the supply chain.

    GHANA: The Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority celebrated International Customs Day 2017 at the World Trade Centre, in Accra. Speeches and lectures were delivered around the theme “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management” and Certificates of Merit were awarded to deserving Customs officers as well as to external partners in the supply chain.

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  • GUATEMALA: International Customs Day 2017 was used as a platform to recognize the excellent work of officers and institutions during 2016 who had contributed to improving, for example, relations with the private and public sector, Customs management, data analysis for investigations, etc.

    GUATEMALA: International Customs Day 2017 was used as a platform to recognize the excellent work of officers and institutions during 2016 who had contributed to improving, for example, relations with the private and public sector, Customs management, data analysis for investigations, etc.

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  • HONG KONG, CHINA: The Secretary for Justice, Mr. Rimsky Yuen, SC (fifth right), and the Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr. Roy Tang (centre) propose a toast at the 2017 ICD reception.

    HONG KONG, CHINA: The Secretary for Justice, Mr. Rimsky Yuen, SC (fifth right), and the Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr. Roy Tang (centre) propose a toast at the 2017 ICD reception.

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  • INDIA: In the presence of Hon. Finance Minister of India Shri Arun Jaitely as Chief Guest, Hon. Minister of State for Finance Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar as Guest of Honour, Revenue Secretary Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, along with Chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs Shri Najib Shah, Members of the Board and senior Customs officers, 20 WCO Certificates of Merit were awarded to Customs officers from across the country and officers from partner public and private bodies who worked on data analysis for their commitment in this field.

    INDIA: In the presence of Hon. Finance Minister of India Shri Arun Jaitely as Chief Guest, Hon. Minister of State for Finance Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar as Guest of Honour, Revenue Secretary Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, along with Chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs Shri Najib Shah, Members of the Board and senior Customs officers, 20 WCO Certificates of Merit were awarded to Customs officers from across the country and officers from partner public and private bodies who worked on data analysis for their commitment in this field.

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  • INDONESIA: The Minister of Finance is very proud of Customs' performance and in order to show her appreciation for the hard work, she awarded WCO Certificates of Merit to 17 Customs officials and to 3 companies who had demonstrated their commitment to the data analysis theme.

    INDONESIA: The Minister of Finance is very proud of Customs' performance and in order to show her appreciation for the hard work, she awarded WCO Certificates of Merit to 17 Customs officials and to 3 companies who had demonstrated their commitment to the data analysis theme.

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  • ITALY: The Director of the Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency, Mr. Giuseppe Peleggi, and the Director of the Control and Enforcement Directorate, Mr. Maurizio Montemagno, surrounded by Italian Customs officers who were awarded WCO Certificates of Merit for demonstrating their commitment to the 2017 “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management” theme.

    ITALY: The Director of the Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency, Mr. Giuseppe Peleggi, and the Director of the Control and Enforcement Directorate, Mr. Maurizio Montemagno, surrounded by Italian Customs officers who were awarded WCO Certificates of Merit for demonstrating their commitment to the 2017 “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management” theme.

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  • KOREA: The Korea Customs Service (KCS) celebrated International Customs Day 2017 in the presence of foreign ambassadors to Korea as well as representatives from diplomatic missions and related entities. In his speech, the Commissioner of the KCS expressed his willingness to take the lead in matters related to international standards in the Customs area through improved Customs procedures and enhanced national and cross-border cooperation, and to achieve successful outcomes using more effective data analysis in order to implement international standards in the future.

    KOREA: The Korea Customs Service (KCS) celebrated International Customs Day 2017 in the presence of foreign ambassadors to Korea as well as representatives from diplomatic missions and related entities. In his speech, the Commissioner of the KCS expressed his willingness to take the lead in matters related to international standards in the Customs area through improved Customs procedures and enhanced national and cross-border cooperation, and to achieve successful outcomes using more effective data analysis in order to implement international standards in the future.

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  • LATVIA: The National Customs Board of the State Revenue Service (SRS) welcomed the opportunity provided by International Customs Day 2017 to show its gratitude and appreciation for the remarkable work and dedication demonstrated by its Customs staff. WCO Certificates of Merit were presented to several Customs officers who had made an exceptional contribution to achieving the goals of the SRS National Customs Board in 2016.

    LATVIA: The National Customs Board of the State Revenue Service (SRS) welcomed the opportunity provided by International Customs Day 2017 to show its gratitude and appreciation for the remarkable work and dedication demonstrated by its Customs staff. WCO Certificates of Merit were presented to several Customs officers who had made an exceptional contribution to achieving the goals of the SRS National Customs Board in 2016.

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  • LITHUANIA: On the occasion of the International Customs Day 2017, the Director General of Customs Arūnas Adomėnas awarded WCO Certificates of Merit to 14 Customs officers who contributed most actively to the management of data analysis at Lithuanian Customs. The occasion was also used by Lithuanian Customs to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the activities of its Customs Criminal Service, and to reward the best Customs’ dog handlers.

    LITHUANIA: On the occasion of the International Customs Day 2017, the Director General of Customs Arūnas Adomėnas awarded WCO Certificates of Merit to 14 Customs officers who contributed most actively to the management of data analysis at Lithuanian Customs. The occasion was also used by Lithuanian Customs to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the activities of its Customs Criminal Service, and to reward the best Customs’ dog handlers.

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  • MALDIVES: Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Azleen Ahmed presenting a WCO Certificate of Merit to Chief Customs officer Mr. Ali Zubair for exceptional services rendered to the theme “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management

    MALDIVES: Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Azleen Ahmed presenting a WCO Certificate of Merit to Chief Customs officer Mr. Ali Zubair for exceptional services rendered to the theme “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management".

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  • MAURITIUS: From left to right: Mr. Vivekanand Ramburun, Director, MRA Customs, Mr. Dev Manraj, Chairman, Financial Services Commission, Honourable Dharmendar Sesungkur, Minister of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms (Chief Guest) and Mr. Sudhamo Lal, Director General, Mauritius Revenue Authority

    MAURITIUS: From left to right: Mr. Vivekanand Ramburun, Director, MRA Customs, Mr. Dev Manraj, Chairman, Financial Services Commission, Honourable Dharmendar Sesungkur, Minister of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms (Chief Guest) and Mr. Sudhamo Lal, Director General, Mauritius Revenue Authority

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  • MEXICO: Mexico Customs celebrated International Customs Day 2017, which was the occasion to award WCO Certificates of Merit.

    MEXICO: Mexico Customs celebrated International Customs Day 2017, which was the occasion to award WCO Certificates of Merit.

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  • MOZAMBIQUE: Official speeches, lectures, awarding of WCO Certificates of Merit and cultural activities were on the programme of the ceremony organized on the occasion of International Customs Day 2017 at the

    MOZAMBIQUE: Official speeches, lectures, awarding of WCO Certificates of Merit and cultural activities were on the programme of the ceremony organized on the occasion of International Customs Day 2017 at the "Institut supérieur d’études des finances publiques et questions fiscales".

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  • NETHERLANDS: The Dutch Customs Administration proudly celebrated International Customs Day 2017 by rewarding staff members who had contributed their knowledge to this year’s “Data analysis for effective border management” theme.

    NETHERLANDS: The Dutch Customs Administration proudly celebrated International Customs Day 2017 by rewarding staff members who had contributed their knowledge to this year’s “Data analysis for effective border management” theme.

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  • NIGER: Arrival of the Finance Minister at the International Customs Day 2017 celebration, where the awarding of WCO Certificates of Merit took place.

    NIGER: Arrival of the Finance Minister at the International Customs Day 2017 celebration, where the awarding of WCO Certificates of Merit took place.

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  • PAKISTAN: Flag hoisting ceremony on International Customs Day 2017 at the Model Customs Collectorate in Karachi.

    PAKISTAN: Flag hoisting ceremony on International Customs Day 2017 at the Model Customs Collectorate in Karachi.

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  • PERU: Congratulations to Customs officers who were awarded on the occasion of International Customs Day 2017!

    PERU: Congratulations to Customs officers who were awarded on the occasion of International Customs Day 2017!

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  • PORTUGAL: Portuguese Secretary of State for Fiscal Affairs Professor Fernando Rocha Andrade, PhD, addressing the Director-General of the Tax and Customs Authority, Dra. Helena Borges, and her deputies, as well as other Ministry of Finance managers, officials and invited entities, such as the Borders and Migration Service and the Customs Brokers Order, on the occasion of the International Customs Day celebrations, which were held in Lisbon.

    PORTUGAL: Portuguese Secretary of State for Fiscal Affairs Professor Fernando Rocha Andrade, PhD, addressing the Director-General of the Tax and Customs Authority, Dra. Helena Borges, and her deputies, as well as other Ministry of Finance managers, officials and invited entities, such as the Borders and Migration Service and the Customs Brokers Order, on the occasion of the International Customs Day celebrations, which were held in Lisbon.

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  • ROMANIA: On the occasion of International Customs Day 2017, the Customs officers of Romania were congratulated by way of a message from the Vice-President of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration and Coordinator of Customs activities of Romania, Mr. Dorel Fronea.  International Customs Day was also celebrated at a meeting of the Heads of the General Customs Directorate and Regional Customs Directorates, which took place on 26 January in Bucharest.

    ROMANIA: On the occasion of International Customs Day 2017, the Customs officers of Romania were congratulated by way of a message from the Vice-President of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration and Coordinator of Customs activities of Romania, Mr. Dorel Fronea. International Customs Day was also celebrated at a meeting of the Heads of the General Customs Directorate and Regional Customs Directorates, which took place on 26 January in Bucharest.

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  • SAINT-LUCIA: The Comptroller awards a Certificate of Merit to one of the Customs officers.

    SAINT-LUCIA: The Comptroller awards a Certificate of Merit to one of the Customs officers.

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  • SAUDI ARABIA: Celebration of International Customs Day 2017 by Saudi Customs.

    SAUDI ARABIA: Celebration of International Customs Day 2017 by Saudi Customs.

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  • SLOVENIA: Ms Jana Ahčin, Director General of the Financial Administration of Slovenia awarded 19 officers for their outstanding work in the field of data analysis and risk management.

    SLOVENIA: Ms Jana Ahčin, Director General of the Financial Administration of Slovenia awarded 19 officers for their outstanding work in the field of data analysis and risk management.

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  • SWITZERLAND: On the occasion of International Customs Day 2017, Swiss Customs Deputy Director General Hans Peter Hefti awarded WCO Certificates of Merit on 24 January 2017 to four officials for their outstanding work in the field of data analysis. From left to right: Andrea Canonica, Andrea Schmid, Urs Christen, Guido Ritz, Mathias Baudenbacher, Alain Martinal, Hans Peter Hefti, and Anna Kobel.

    SWITZERLAND: On the occasion of International Customs Day 2017, Swiss Customs Deputy Director General Hans Peter Hefti awarded WCO Certificates of Merit on 24 January 2017 to four officials for their outstanding work in the field of data analysis. From left to right: Andrea Canonica, Andrea Schmid, Urs Christen, Guido Ritz, Mathias Baudenbacher, Alain Martinal, Hans Peter Hefti, and Anna Kobel.

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  • THAILAND: Thai Customs awarded WCO Certificates of Merit to outstanding Customs officials who played a key role in the field of “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management”.

    THAILAND: Thai Customs awarded WCO Certificates of Merit to outstanding Customs officials who played a key role in the field of “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management”.

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  • TURKEY: Turkish Customs marked the ICD celebration by giving due consideration to

    TURKEY: Turkish Customs marked the ICD celebration by giving due consideration to "data analysis" in a concerted and cooperative spirit. With the participation of the Prime Minister H.E. Binali Yildirim and Minister of Customs and Trade H.E. Bülent Tüfenkci, the ceremony was held at the Conference Hall of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges. At the end of the ceremony, Minister Tüfenkci awarded 21 WCO Certificates of Merit to Customs officials and representatives of the private sector who had demonstrated their commitment to data analysis.

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  • UNITED KINGDOM: Data Analysis at its best! Congratulations to the International Customs Day 2017 award winners in the UK!

    UNITED KINGDOM: Data Analysis at its best! Congratulations to the International Customs Day 2017 award winners in the UK!

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