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WCO News N°82 - February 2017


CONTENT (Download the February 2017 Issue in PDF Format)


04   Flash info

04 - A new module in ASYCUDA speeds up the processing of relief consignments 
By Virginie BOHL, Emergency Relief Project Manager, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

05- New global HS standard enters into force

05 - Latest accessions to WCO instruments

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06   Dossier : Data Analysis

07 - Data analysis: seizing opportunities for effective border management
       By Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization 

10 - Data analysis for effective border management – the Canadian experience
       By Charles Slowey, Director General, Global Border Management and Data Analytics,
       Canada Border Services Agency

12 - Border management modernization in New Zealand forges ahead
       By Murray Young, Chief Information Officer, New Zealand Customs Service

16 - Mirror analysis, a risk analysis support tool for Customs administrations
       By Roger-Claver Victorien Gnogoue, Financial Services Director, Côte d’Ivoire Customs

19 - Data analysis in risk management: Singapore Customs’ perspective
       By Singapore Customs

22 - API-PNR: an overview of the French system and the challenges faced
       By Christophe Hypolite, PNR Mission, France

26 - Developing data analyst skills: how the WCO contributes to expanding this specialized area of work
       By Tsendsuren Davaa, Ph.D., Professional Associate, Compliance and Facilitation Directorate, WCO

28 - Cognitive computing for Customs agencies: improving compliance and facilitation by enabling
       Customs officers to make better decisions
       By Stewart Jeacocke, Global Customs Expert, IBM, and Norbert Kouwenhoven, EU Customs Leader,
       IBM European Union Team

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32   Point of view

32 - Emerging technologies can transform border management, but agencies must prepare
       By Jim Canham, Senior Managing Director at Accenture 

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34   Focus: Environment

34 - Customs and the environment: bringing about a better future for all
       By Roux Raath, Environmental Programme Manager, WCO

40 - Project INAMA: situation analysis and first results
       By the WCO Secretariat

44 - Customs, playing a key role in protecting the ozone layer and mitigating climate change
       By Dr Ezra Clark, OzonAction, Economy Division, United Nations Environment

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46   Panorama

46 - Facilitating trade against a backdrop of security threats: the Tunisian experience
       By Thomas Cantens, Research Unit, and Mourad Arfaoui, Capacity Building Directorate, WCO

51 - Racing ahead: the United States transforms its trade processes to compete in the global economy
       By Marcy Mason, a writer who covers trade for US Customs and Border Protection

57 - Customs reform and trade facilitation in the Horn of Africa: Somaliland under the microscope
       By Creck Buyonge Mirito, CEO and Principal Consultant, Customs & International Trade Associates

62 - The eTIR pilot project, an ongoing success
       By Daniel Kern, International Road Transport Union (IRU) and André Sceia, United Nations Economic
       Commission for Europe (UNECE)

64 - Gambia Revenue Authority modernizes its human resource management approach
       By Si Mohamed El Hail, West African Customs Administrations Modernization Project Lead
       HRM expert

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67   Events

67 - Calendar of Events