The Association of Professional Customs Brokers of the Americas (ASAPRA) and the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA) hold their annual meeting at the WCO

06 September 2013

The Association of Professional Customs Brokers of the Americas (ASAPRA) and the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA) held their annual meeting at WCO Headquarters, from 4-6 September 2013. The main topic of the meeting was "Studies on Harmonization of Customs Law and Contributions of the Academy for updating and improving the WCO instruments".

During the opening ceremony, WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya welcomed the participants to the international home of the Customs community, and congratulated both ASAPRA and ICLA on their important contribution to the Customs-Business partnership and to the development of knowledge to support Customs modernization.

The President of ASAPRA, Mr. Alejandro Ramos, recognized the WCO's leadership in fostering a positive environment that promotes Customs modernization, and welcomed the increased level of cooperation and partnership between the WCO and ASAPRA.

In his keynote speech, Deputy Secretary General Sergio Mujica presented the main activities and developments of the WCO, emphasizing the WCO's Strategic Plan and the four WCO strategic packages, as recently approved by the Council.

Both Mr. Ramos and Mr. Andrés Rohde, President of ICLA, expressed their gratitude to Secretary General Mikuriya for having accepted to host these meetings at WCO Headquarters in Brussels.

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  • From left to right : Alfonso Rojas - Vice President of ASAPRA, Sergio Mujica - Deputy Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Andres Rohde - President of the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA), Kunio Mikuriya - Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Alejandro Ramos Gil - President of ASAPRA, Miroslaw Zielinski - Director in charge of Customs Policy Legislation and Tariff within the European Commission.

    From left to right : Alfonso Rojas - Vice President of ASAPRA, Sergio Mujica - Deputy Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Andres Rohde - President of the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA), Kunio Mikuriya - Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Alejandro Ramos Gil - President of ASAPRA, Miroslaw Zielinski - Director in charge of Customs Policy Legislation and Tariff within the European Commission.

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  • The Association of Professional Customs Brokers of the Americas (ASAPRA) and the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA) hold their annual meeting at the WCO

    The Association of Professional Customs Brokers of the Americas (ASAPRA) and the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA) hold their annual meeting at the WCO

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  • The Association of Professional Customs Brokers of the Americas (ASAPRA) and the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA) hold their annual meeting at the WCO

    The Association of Professional Customs Brokers of the Americas (ASAPRA) and the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA) hold their annual meeting at the WCO

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  • Andres Rohde - President of the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA) with Kunio Mikuriya - Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO)

    Andres Rohde - President of the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA) with Kunio Mikuriya - Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO)

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