Welcome to the website of the WCO.

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The Secretariat

The WCO Secretariat, which is based in Brussels, Belgium, consists of more than 125 staffers from around the world and runs the WCO’s day-to-day operations under the leadership of a Secretary General.

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The Secretary General

Mr. Kunio Mikuriya has been Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) since 1 January 2009. He provides leadership and executive management for the global Customs community’s priorities, including developing global Customs instruments, standards, and tools; securing and facilitating global trade; realizing revenues; building Customs-business partnerships; and delivering capacity building in support of Customs reform and modernization.

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The Directorates

Overview of the responsibilities of the WCO Secretariat Directorates and Sub-Directorates.

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WCO Secretariat