WCO tools to secure and facilitate global trade
In June 2005 the WCO Council adopted the SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE Framework) that would act as a deterrent to international terrorism, secure revenue collections and promote trade facilitation worldwide.
Since this historic occasion much has been done to encourage implementation of the SAFE Framework by WCO Members, including in 2007 the addition of a major section on the conditions and requirements for Customs and Authorized Economic Operators. On the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the SAFE Framework of Standards by the WCO Council, key improvements to the SAFE Framework of Standards 2015 encompass a new version of the SAFE Framework that includes a new Pillar 3 on Cooperation between Customs and other Government and Inter-Government agencies.
To further support implementation, the WCO SAFE Working Group and other WCO bodies, along with the Private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG), have developed a number of instruments and guidelines.
In order to bring together this important body of material in one convenient place, the WCO compiled a SAFE Package which incorporates all these instruments and guidelines.
As the SAFE Framework continues to be more fully implemented by WCO Members it is clear that a substantial amount of additional support material will be developed in the future and it is envisaged that the SAFE Package will be able to be readily updated and expanded. In 2015, in addition to the presentation of instruments and tools by pillar, the updated SAFE Package comprises the introduction of a new toolkit for Pillar 1, an update of the AEO Compendium, and an update of the Guidelines for the Procurement and Deployment of Scanning/NII Equipment.
The WCO Secretariat hopes that Members of the Organization and its partners from the business community and other international organizations will find the SAFE Package and its contents a valuable aid both in understanding the dynamics of this major WCO instrument and in its global application and implementation.
Table of Contents
I. SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade - 2015 edition [*ar - 2007 edition] [*es 2012 edition] [*ru 2007 edition] [*ru 2012 edition]
II. Instruments and guidelines relating to the first pillar (Customs-to-Customs)
III. Instruments and guidelines relating to the second pillar (Customs-to-Business and Authorized Economic Operator)
IV. Instruments and guidelines relating to the third pillar (Cooperation between Customs and other Government and Inter-Government agencies)
V. Trade Recovery Guidelines [es] [ru]
VI. Others tools of interest for the implementation of the SAFE FoS
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* This translation has been provided by the Regional Office for Capacity Building for the North of Africa, Near and Middle East Region
* Text translated into Spanish from the original English and French versions of the SAFE Framework of Standards- 2012, with the kind collaboration of Argentina’s Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (AFIP).