Conventions

Procedures & Faciliation

Conventions

  • The Revised Kyoto Convention

    This is the quality standard for a modern, well-functioning Customs administration. The Revised Kyoto Convention provides a comprehensive set of uniform principles for simple, effective and predictable Customs procedures with effective Customs control.


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  • Conventions and Programmes Concerning Export controls

    Over the years, a number of international agreements have been concluded to establish appropriate export control standards on specific categories of goods to ensure security and safety for our societies, economies, environment, and wild life.Information can be obtained regarding WCO initiatives and other export control Agreements and Programmes in this area.

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  • The ATA System (ATA and Istanbul Conventions)

    The ATA is a system allowing the free movement of goods across frontiers and their temporary admission into a Customs territory with relief from duties and taxes. The goods are covered by a single document known as the ATA carnet that is secured by an international guarantee system. The term "ATA" is a combination of the initial letters of the French words "Admission temporaire" and the English words "Temporary Admission".

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  • Containers 1972

    The Convention provides for the temporary importation of containers, free of import duties and taxes, subject to re-exportation within 3 months and without the production of customs documents or security. The Convention also provides for the approval of containers under customs seal (these approval provisions are identical to those in the Convention on the International Transport of Goods Under Cover of TIR Carnets – the TIR Convention, 1975).

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