Instruments and Tools

30 August 2013
Compliance & Enforcement Package

Conventions

  • The International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures (Revised Kyoto Convention)  
  • International Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance for the Prevention, Investigation and Repression of Customs Offences (Nairobi, 9 June 1977)   
  • International Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters (Brussels, 27 June 2003)
  • Model Bilateral Agreement on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters (June 2004)

Declarations and Resolutions

  • Declaration on Transnational Organized Crime (Budapest, 18 June 1997)
  • Declaration on the Improvement of Customs Co-operation and Mutual Administrative Assistance (Cyprus, 2000)
  • Resolution of the Customs Co-operation Council concerning the importance of intelligence in supporting Customs enforcement activity (24 June 1992)

Recommendations

  • Recommendation on Mutual Administrative Assistance (8 June 1953)
  • Recommendation on the Pooling of Information concerning Customs Fraud (8 June 1967)
  • Recommendation on the Pooling of Information concerning Customs Fraud (22 May 1975)
  • Recommendation concerning Action against Customs Fraud relating to Containers (15 June 1983)
  • Recommendation concerning Action against Customs Valuation Fraud (22 June 1988)
  • Recommendation concerning Bilateral Agreements on Mutual Administrative Assistance (1995)
  • Recommendation concerning Action against Customs Commercial Fraud (1 July 2006)
  • Recommendation concerning the use of Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) for efficient and effective Customs Control (June 2012)

WCO Technical Material/Guidance Documents

  • SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate International Trade
  • WCO Risk Management Compendium – Volume 1
  • WCO Risk Management Compendium – Volume 2 (Members Only)
  • WCO Guidelines for Post-Clearance Audit – Volume 1  
  • WCO Guidelines for Post-Clearance Audit – Volume 2 (Members Only)  
  • Diagnostic Tool on Post-Clearance Audit (PCA) and Infrastructure (Members Only)  
  • Customs Compendium on Operational Practices for Enforcement and Seizures (COPES) (Members Only)
  • WCO Commercial Fraud Manual for Senior Customs Officials (February 2006)  (Members Only)
  • WCO Handbook for Commercial Fraud Investigators (first published in 1997, updated in 2001, now available on CD-ROM by order)
  • WCO Guide to Exchange of Customs Valuation Information (February 2003)
  • WCO Guidelines on the Development and Use of a National Valuation Database as a Risk Assessment Tool (June 2004)
  • WCO Customs Valuation Control Handbook (available by order)
  • WCO Training Course on the Introduction to Commercial Fraud (February 2006)   (Members Only)
  • Commercial Fraud Typologies Summary – third edition (January 2011)  (Members Only)
  • WCO Self Assessment Checklist for Countering Commercial Fraud (February 2008) (Members Only)
  • Enforcement Guide against Customs Transit Fraud (February 2008) (Members Only)
  • False/Forged Documents Identified by Member Administrations – Updated version (February 2009) (Members Only)
  • Possible Enforcement Actions against Customs Commercial Fraud Exploiting Free Zone System (February 2008) (Members Only)
  • WCO Customs Enforcement Guidance against Commercial Fraud Related to Consumer Health and Safety Requirements (February 2009) (Members Only)
  • Customs Enforcement Guide against Transshipment Fraud (March 2011) (Members Only)  
  • Customs Enforcement Guide against Drawback Fraud (March 2011) (Members Only)
  • Customs Enforcement Guide against Origin Fraud (December 2012) (Members only)

Technology/Applications

  • Customs Enforcement Network (CEN)
  • Customs Enforcement Network Communication (CENcomm)
  • National Customs Enforcement Network (nCEN)
  • Databank on Advanced Technology
  • Cargo Targeting System (CTS)
  • Interface Public-Members (IPM)

Regional Support Resources

  • Regional Dog Training Centers
  • Regional Intelligence Liaison Offices (RILOs)