Mali accedes to the Revised Kyoto Convention

04 May 2010

Mali accedes to the revised Kyoto Convention

4 May 2010

Press Release

On 4 May 2010, the Embassy of the Republic of Mali deposited Mali’s instrument of accession to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures (revised Kyoto Convention) with the World Customs Organization.

The Convention is regarded as a blueprint for effective and modern Customs procedures.

WCO Secretary General, Kunio Mikuriya said, “Accessions to this important Customs instrument are beginning to accelerate as more and more Customs administrations recognize its critical role in managing cross-border trade today.”

Recognized as a major trade facilitation instrument, some of the revised Convention’s key elements include the application of simplified Customs procedures in a predictable and transparent environment, the maximum use of information technology, the utilization of risk management, a strong partnership with the trade and other stakeholders, and a readily accessible system of appeals.

Having entered into force on 3 February 2006, the Convention now has 67 Contracting Parties.