Cooperation Programmes

Capacity Building

Cooperation Programmes

The WCO conducts a variety of capacity building projects in the form of cooperation programmes. Here, development organizations or member countries have agreed to finance agreed upon projects.

  • Anti-Corruption and Integrity Promotion (A-CIP) Programme

    Launched in January 2019, the Anti-Corruption and Integrity Promotion (A-CIP) Programme responds to the recognised high costs of corruption in customs.

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  • EU-WCO Programme for Harmonized System in Africa

    Launched in 2019, this programme, funded by the European Union under the PANAFRICA Programme, contributes to the EU support initiatives to African partners in the implementation of the AfCFTA. The action aims to support various stakeholders in Africa towards a coordinated implementation and uniform application of one of the fundamental trade facilitation instruments – the Harmonized System (HS) Convention of the World Customs Organization.

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  • HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD Programme

    The HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD Programme is a partnership between Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) aiming at supporting developing and least-developed countries to effectively implement the provisions of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) under the auspices of the WCO Mercator Programme.

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  • SECO-WCO Global Trade Facilitation Programme (GTFP)

    The Global Trade Facilitation Programme (GTFP) is the first joint initiative between the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO). This is a 4-year comprehensive programme (2018-2022) which overall objective is to contribute to fostering and facilitating international trade of selected beneficiary countries, in particular Customs Administrations, through the implementation and application of international standards and best practices for the importation, exportation and transit of commercial goods. Additionally, the Programme supports the strengthening of the organizational and technical capacities of the beneficiaries.

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  • The WCO - Finland Project

    ESA Region, WCO and Finland Focus on Future.Tanzania and Botswana Delegations visit Finland.Namibian and Kenyan delegations pay working visit to Finland on Co-ordinated Border Management.

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  • The WCO/JICA Joint Project

    The WCO/JICA Joint Project is a partnership between the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and the WCO aiming at supporting the efforts of Customs administrations on trade facilitation and Customs modernization in Africa.

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  • The WCO - Norad Project

    Expanding on an earlier cooperation project established in 2008, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) are working together on the project “Customs Capacity Building for WCO Members 2012-2017”.

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  • WCO-Bahamas Training Program 2018/19

    03 September 2019

    A comprehensive organizational development and training program linked to strategic objectives of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Bahamas Trade Sector Support Program as well as the WCO Mercator Programme. The WCO-Bahamas Training Program aims to build capacity within Bahamas Customs and Excise Department (BCED) to align with the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement in preparation for accession.

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