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


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


32   Point of view

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


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


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


67   Events

67 - Calendar of Events