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WCO SAFE Package

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.

Capacity building assistance under the WCO Columbus Programme remains a vital part of the implementation strategy, and WCO Members that have requested support are receiving it in a structured and on-going manner which will ensure sustainability in implementing the SAFE Framework.

To further support implementaion, 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.

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 - 2012 edition [*ar - 2007 edition]

[*es 2012 edition] [*ru 2007 edition] [*ru 2012 edition]

II. Customs Guidelines on Integrated Supply Chain Management [es] [ru]

III. AEO Implementation Guidance [es] [ru]

IV. AEO Compendium - 2012 edition [es - 2010 edition] [ru part1] [ru part 2]

V. Model AEO Appeal Procedures [es] [ru]

VI. AEO Benefits: Contribution from the WCO Private Sector Consultative Group [es] [ru]

2009 edition: [ar][es][pt][ru]

IX. Trade Recovery Guidelines [es] [ru]

X. The Authorized Economic Operator and the Small and Medium Enterprise (FAQ) [ar][es][pt][ru]

XII. AEO Template  [ru]

Cover: download here.

* 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).