The World Customs Organization supports Cape Verde with the completion of its Time Release Study!

01 February 2017

Under the auspices of the WCO-WACAM Project, funded by Sweden, the WCO has supported the Customs Administration of Cape Verde with the undertaking and completion of its Time Release Study.

The publication of the average release time is a priority for Cape Verde as Cape Verde is keen to not only improve its ability to attract further foreign direct investments but also to comply with the requirements of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation.

The Director of Customs, Mr. Guntar Campos, has informed the World Customs Organization that all relevant stakeholders involved in the TRS carried out at the Port of Praia at the end of June 2017 met on the 11th of January 2017 in order to finalize and validate the TRS report. The report will now be translated into English and published in the first quarter of 2017.

The DG Customs has expressed his gratitude to the WCO for its effective support under the WACAM Project and has invited the WCO to attend the conference press foreseen for the presentation of the TRS report to the wider public in the upcoming weeks.

For more information about this activity in particular and the WCO-WACAM project in general, please contact the WCO-Sweden Programme Director, Mr. Richard Chopra (