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. Current cooperation partners of the WCO include Sweden, Finland, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the U.S. Department of State, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Cooperation programmes

  • WCO Sweden Programme

    The WCO– Sub– Saharan African Customs Modernization Programme, funded by the government of Sweden, comprises four projects, namely the WCO- EAC CREATe, the WCO– SACU Connect, the WCO– WACAM and the WCO– INAMA Projects.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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