WCO EUR Regional Workshop on Data Analytics

25 June 2021

The Europe Regional Workshop on Data Analytics for manager levels was held from 21-22 June 2021 in close cooperation with ROCB EUR and supported by CCF-Korea. More than forty participants from 19 Customs Administrations attended the workshop.

The WCO Director of Capacity Building Directorate, Dr. Taeil KANG welcomed and encouraged participants to promote and share information on the digital transition with data analytics technology.

The data experts from WCO introduced use cases of Big Data Analytics for Customs and practical guiding principles in developing a Capacity Building Framework on this topic. The workshop also provided an opportunity for participants to strengthen the network of data analytics practitioners by sharing Azerbaijan’s and Spain’s Big Data strategic plans and experiences, and good practices of Bulgarian Customs.

The WCO also updated the participants with the recent actions taken and future initiatives to assist Members including: 1) the future plan for technical assistance, 2) online and offline training courses to build capabilities in machine learning and programming skills, and 3) the recent research and development topics from the BACUDA project.

The participants' active participation and interactive discussions resulted in a successful workshop. The EUR region managers highly appreciated the activity and shared ideas on the next steps to further cooperate with the BACUDA Project to enhance capacity in Data Analytics nationally and regionally.

For more information, please contact bacuda@wcoomd.org