The Secretariat

04 March 2021

The WCO Secretariat, which is based in Brussels, Belgium, consists of more than 150 staffers (Organization Chart - for Members only ) from around the world and runs the WCO’s day-to-day operations under the leadership of a Secretary General. Together with the WCO’s Committees, the Secretariat implements the WCO Strategic Plan as approved by the Council. The Secretariat supplies technical, logistical and professional support to the various working bodies established by the Council, delivers capacity building, technical assistance, and training, and develops and maintains international Customs instruments and tools. The WCO’s official working languages are English and French.