WCO News N°83 - June 2017

WCO News 83

CONTENT (Download the June 2017 Issue in PDF Format)

04   Flash info

04 - Image format standardization: a revolution in the making
By Tim S. Norton, Global Market Director, Ports & Borders, Corporate Strategy & Marketing Group
     of Smiths Detection, and Asha Menon, Senior Technical Officer, Procedures and Facilitation
     Sub-Directorate, WCO

06 - Latest accessions to WCO instruments


08   Dossier : Collective Action

09 - Integrity: what we have learned and what we still need to learn
       By Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization 

12 -  Anti-corruption Collective Action: the logical next step for Customs
        By Gemma Aiolfi, Head of the International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA),
Basel Institute on Governance

15 -  Fighting corruption through partnership: the Uruguayan experience
        By Verónica Gómez, Head of Audit of Processes, Uruguayan Customs Administration

20 - Collective action to promote integrity in the maritime sector
        By Martin Benderson, Associate, BSR (Copenhagen

23 - Renewing Guatemala’s Customs service
        By Mgter. Werner Ovalle, Guatemala Customs Intendent, and MBA. María Lucía Soto,
Guatemala Council of Users of International Transport


26  Focus: WCO Mercator Programme

26 - WCO Mercator Programme: pioneering innovative partnerships
        By Nathan Taylor, Programme Manager, and Johanna Tornstrom, Programme Coordinator,
Capacity Building Directorate, WCO


29   Panorama

29 -  ‘Hackathon’ innovation potential tested by Finnish Customs
        By Annukka Elonen, Foreign Trade and Taxation Department, Finnish Customs

32 - Enhanced control of light aviation in West Africa
        By Philippe Haan, Regional Customs attaché, French Embassy in Dakar, Senegal

36 - Gender equality through equal pay: Iceland Customs takes the lead
        By Unnur Ýr Kristjánsdóttir, Director Human Resources, Iceland Customs

40 - Border workforce well-being: Canada takes care of its employees
        By John Ossowski, President of the Canada Border Services Agency

44 - China’s latest initiatives to enhance Customs integrity and compliance
        By Libing WEI, Policy Adviser, International Cooperation, China Customs

47 - EAC Regional AEO programme: a model for regional integration and trade facilitation
        By Richard Chopra, WCO-Sweden Programme Director, and Martin Ojok,
EAC Regional Project Manager

50 - Going digital: a Tanzanian Customs broker shares his experience
        By Charles Bwaira, Managing Director, Trinity Logistics (T) Ltd

52 - Using basic mathematics to fight corruption and bad practices:
the realities of day-to-day practice in Cameroon
        By Marcellin Djeuwo, Head of the Risk Management Unit, Cameroon Customs


56   Events

56 - WCO Global AEO Conference: a focal point for security and facilitation discussions

59 - Calendar of Events