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Instruments and Tools

Enforcement & Compliance

Instruments and Tools

  • I2C - WCO Information & Intelligence Centre

    In the spirit of the “Globally Networked Customs” initiative, the WCO has established an “Information and Intelligence Centre (I2C)” at its HQ to facilitate communication and coordination on Customs compliance and law enforcement-related matters.

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  • CEN Suite

    To enable its Members to combat transnational organized crime more effectively, the WCO has developed a global system for gathering data and information for intelligence purposes, the CEN.

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  • Guidelines

    WCO Strategic Trade Control Enforcement Implementation Guide, Guidelines for Post-Clearance Audit (PCA), Customs Enforcement Guidelines on Countering Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

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  • Compendiums

    Compendium of Customs Operational Practices for Enforcement and Seizures, WCO Customs Risk Management Compendium, Information Repository of Legislation on Border Measures for Counterfeiting and Piracy- 2012 edition

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  • Recommendations

    One of the most practical instruments for securing the highest degree of harmonization is Recommendations that have been adopted by the WCO Council.

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  • Mutual Administrative Assistance Instruments

    Customs enforcement has developed drastically over the last decades to keep pace with the tremendous increase in international trade and transport and a growing threat of trans-border organized crime.


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