The Secretary General visits Netherlands Customs

15 October 2013

On Monday 14 October 2013, the Secretary General of the WCO, Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, paid a visit to senior management at Netherlands Customs and Indirect Taxation. He met with Ms. Angelique Berg, Director General, Ms. Aly van Berckel, General Manager of Customs in The Netherlands, Mr. Hans van Bodegraven, Director of Legislation and senior members of the Customs management team.

The discussions ranged over a number of topics, including information exchange, Globally Networked Customs (GNC), data quality, Multilateral Conventions on Mutual Assistance (OECD and Johannesburg), mutual recognition and other matters of shared interest. The Secretary General expressed his appreciation for the generous assistance provided by the Netherlands through its contribution to various technical assistance programmes and its regular high-quality input to WCO initiatives. He looked forward to continued support from Netherlands Customs and thanked Ms. Berg for her commitment to provide it, resources permitting.