WCO Sweden Programme

Capacity Building

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 WC-SACU Connect, the WCO-WACAM and the WCO-INAMA Projects.

Following the delivery of Phase I, 2008-2014, the WCO is pleased to announce that all projects entered Phase II from 2014-2018.

In their totality, the projects support regional Customs Unions in Africa in their mission to facilitate trade without compromising the security of their country and the safety of their citizens.

  • The WCO - EAC CREATe Project

    The Customs for Regional East African Trade (CREATe) Project aims at contributing to poverty eradication efforts in East Africa region by fostering regional economic development agenda through sustainable and improved trade facilitation while addressing the illegal flow of goods and related integrity issues.

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  • The WCO - SACU Connect Project

    The WCO-SACU Connect Project aims to support the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Members to be better prepared to contribute to enhanced regional integration and trade facilitation through targeted and tailored capacity-building at both the regional and national levels.

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  • The WCO - WACAM Project

    The WCO – West African Customs Administrations Modernization (WACAM) Project supports the ECOWAS Secretariat and the ECOWAS Customs Administrations in various fields related to organizational development

    Following the successful delivery of Phase I of the project, the WCO is pleased to announce that the WACAM Project entered Phase II in January 2015 and will run until December 2018.

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  • The WCO – INAMA Project

    The WCO - INAMA project is the follow up of two previous initiatives funded by the Swedish Government (GAPIN I and II project). It aims to enhance Customs Administrations’ ability to fight wildlife crime through targeted capacity-building and support with enforcement operations.

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