WCO Private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG)

27 June 2019

The Private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG) met for its 47th session at the WCO headquarters on 24 and 25 June 2019 with the participation of representatives from 16 PSCG members. The group prepared for the PSCG Dialogue with the WCO Policy Commission Members on the 26th June 2018. This Dialogue included issues of importance to the PSCG’s work over the past last year.

During the meeting the group discussed its work on the Comprehensive Review of the Revised Kyoto Convention, Performance Measurement, the WCO Study Report on Disruptive Technologies – Exploring possibilities for PSCG contribution and Non-Negotiated Tariffs and Retaliatory Tariffs.

In addition, the PSCG reviewed the status of the WCO Cross-Border E-Commerce Framework of Standards and expressed its support for the Framework and its commitment to participate in any additional WCO work on E-Commerce.

PSCG members contributed to a paper on Non-Negotiated Tariffs and Retaliatory Tariffs and their impact on business. Recognizing that trade policy is not generally the responsibility of Customs Administrations, the PSCG identified a number of areas of relevance and possible actions by Customs.

The PC-PSCG Dialogue took place on the 26h June 2019. PSCG delegates and Policy Commission Members held an interesting exchange of ideas and suggestions for future work.