Latest edition of WCO News now available

07 June 2019

The WCO has published the 89th edition of WCO News, the Organization’s flagship magazine aimed at the Customs community, which provides a selection of informative articles that touch the international Customs and trade landscape.

This edition’s Dossier, “Towards technology-driven organizations,” contains a selection of articles on how Customs are using ICT, biometrics, e-seals and container scanning as tools to enhance their performance and services.

Also introduced in the Dossier is the rationale favouring the use of geodata and the benefits that could accrue, as well as the upcoming release of the WCO’s unified file format (UFF) for non-intrusive inspection devices.

The Panorama section goes on to provide insight on Finland’s user-friendly duty calculator, the European Union’s PROFILE project, Brazil’s approach to fighting illicit financial flows, and Georgia’s experience with free zones. 

Last but not least, in the Point of View section, a senior Customs officer in the Philippines shares his experience with the illicit trade in waste and calls for more action to combat this scourge.

It has been our great pleasure to produce another edition of WCO News, and we trust that you will enjoy reading this issue, whether it be the paper version or the new digital version that can easily be read on mobile devices.