WCO hosts the presentation of the CPLP Customs Strategic Plan to the donors’ community

18 March 2020

The World Customs Organization (WCO), with the financial support of CCF-China, in collaboration with the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), hosted a side meeting at the occasion of the 11st Session of the Capacity Building Committee on March 6, 2020, to present the Strategic Plan 2019/2023 for the Conference of CPLP Customs Directors General to the donors’ community.

The meeting was attended by CPLP Customs representatives from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal and Timor Leste, and the donors’ side by European Union (EU) and the Customs Cooperation Funds.

In a highly interactive session, the CPLP representatives presented an overview of the Organization, the CPLP Customs Strategic Plan objectives, vision, goals and values and the strategic map comprising the eleven (11) projects identified and with each designated CPLP’s Member Country responsible. 

The community seeks funds to be able to operationalize its projects and makes its strategic plan effective and turns it into reality. 

It was a very informative meeting from which fruitful discussions took place and the participants acknowledge even more the way forward for the Community and the reason why the ocean separates the nine (9) countries apart but their common objectives unite them all.

In light of the international trade challenges, this instrument will allow the visualization of the situation and therefore drive concerted actions that will allow the CPLP Customs Administrations to adopt harmonized measures to implement the international best practices, strengthening cooperation and allowing a clearer communication and, therefore, a greater understanding and synergy between the organization, target audience, officials and different stakeholders.

For more information about this activity, please contact capacity.building@wcoomd.org