WCO Europe Region adopts ROCB Strategic Plan

31 March 2011

WCO Europe Region adopts ROCB Strategic Plan

Luxembourg, 29-30 March 2011

Report

The Director General of Luxembourg Customs, Alain Bellot, organized the regional meeting for Directors General of Customs in Luxembourg from 29-30 March 2011 in his capacity as Vice Chair of the WCO Europe region.

After the opening by Luxembourg’s Minister of Finance, Luc Frieden, WCO Secretary General, Kunio Mikuriya, reported on current WCO activities. Directors General had the opportunity to listen to reports on the recent Audit Committee, Enforcement Committee, and European Heads of Enforcement Meeting. Participants also appreciated the report on cooperation in law enforcement facilitated by the RILO (Regional Intelligence Liaison Office).

The meeting approved the concept and strategic plan of the ROCB (Regional Office for Capacity Building) in Baku, Azerbaijan and discussed related funding issues. They also nominated Norway as the next Vice Chair for the Europe region.

HRH Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, received the Directors General during their official visit to Luxembourg.