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Procedures and Facilitation
The Permanent Technical Committee (PTC) acts under the overall direction of the WCO Council and Policy Commission, with administrative support provided by the WCO Secretariat.
The Information Management Sub-Committee (IMSC) is established in order to initiate work and studies on all aspects of the use of Information Technology and the management of information in the Customs area.
The Revised Kyoto Convention Management Committee (RKC-MC) was established in order to consider the implementation of the Convention, any measures to secure uniformity in the interpretation and application thereof, and any amendments proposed thereto. The contracting parties are members of the Management Committee.
The SAFE Working Group, acting under authority of paragraph 68 of the June 2007 Report of the Policy Commission (Doc. SP0250), and as referenced in paragraph 69 of the Minutes of the 2007 Customs Co-operation Council (Doc. SC0082), is formed as the successor to the High Level Strategic Group for the purpose of maintaining and further developing the SAFE Framework of Standards.
The Administrative Committee of the Istanbul Convention is established to consider the implementation of the Istanbul Convention, any measures to secure uniformity in the interpretation and application thereof, and any amendment proposed thereto.
The Contracting Parties shall meet when necessary in order to consider the operation of the Convention and also to consider measures to secure uniformity in the interpretation and application of the Convention.
The Technical Experts Group on Air Cargo Security brings together relevant intergovernmental and private sector stakeholders to achieve a coherent and strategic approach to supply chain security in the air cargo environment.
The Contact Committee for the WCO/IATA/ICAO Guidelines on Advance Passenger Information (API) is established so that the Guidelines may be managed and maintained by the three Organizations.
The WCO/UPU Contact Committee was established in 1965 by an agreement between the WCO and the UPU, following a Resolution adopted by the UPU at its 15th Congress held in Vienna.
The Administrative Committee for the Customs Convention on Containers, 1972 is established to consider the implementation of the Customs Convention on Containers, 1972 and any amendment proposed thereto.
The ad hoc Working Group on Globally Networked Customs undertook a comprehensive analysis of the potential to rationalize, harmonize and standardize the secure and efficient exchange of information between WCO Members; produced a conceptual model to achieve that; and has now handed responsibility for piloting the model to the PTC.
The WCO Working Group on the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFAWG), acting under authority of paragraph 19 of the June 2014 Report of the Policy Commission (Doc. SP0487E1b), and as referenced in paragraph 99 of the Minutes of the 2014 Customs Co-operation Council (Doc. SC0140E1a), is formed for the purpose of taking up the practical aspects of meeting expectations arising out of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (WTO TFA)."