Integrity Development Workshop

28 June 2013

Tunis, 11-14 June 2013

At the request of the Director General of Tunisian Customs, a WCO mission went to Tunis from 11 to 14 June 2013 to conduct a national integrity development workshop with approximately 30 participating Customs officers. The workshop was officially opened by the Minister of Finance and the Director General of Customs.

The objective of this workshop was to raise participants’ awareness of integrity and  anti-corruption, to enter into dialogue on these issues on the basis of a case study and to help the Tunisian Customs Administration conduct an integrity self-assessment. The private sector also engaged in these open and lively discussions, especially the "Union tunisienne de l’Industrie, du Commerce et de l’Artisanat (UTICA)" which made some practical proposals for the way forward.

The discussions held during the workshop led to the drafting of a national integrity action plan, which was shared with the Director General.

During the closing ceremony, with the media and private sector in attendance, the Director General praised the positive atmosphere that had prevailed throughout the workshop and stressed the importance of all stakeholders continuing to pool their efforts.