Working Meeting Held in Promoting AEO Project in East African Economic Community

19 June 2013

On 10 June 2013, a working meeting was held between the WCO and East African Economic Community (EAC) Secretariats in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting considered progress made with the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) pilot project that was recently launched in the EAC region. This initiative is a partnership between the EAC, the WCO and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). The opportunity was also used to consider alignment and coordination between various regional Customs initiatives and Mr Kenneth Bagamuhunda, Customs Director of the EAC Secretariat, also provided a briefing of progress made with other projects. The WCO Secretariat was represented by Erich Kieck, Capacity Building Director, and Mr Mats Wicktor, Capacity Building Technical Attaché.