Study report on Disruptive Technologies

The potential benefits of new technologies could be tremendous, and it is crucial that policy leaders understand which technologies could be relevant to them and prepare accordingly. This Study Report aims to share insights into what is today commonly referred to as “disruptive technologies”, and to allow Customs administrations to reap the benefits of the opportunities they present. Although the word disruptive might have a negative ring, we are actually talking about a natural evolution of technology. Our lives are enriched in many respects by the so-called disruptive technologies.

With this Study Report, the WCO is responding to a growing Customs appetite to learn about the potentials of disruptive technologies and ways in which we can manage their introduction.