Meeting of the Nepal Department of Customs with stakeholders with the support of the WCO A-CIP Programme

12 agosto 2022

On 1-5 August 2022, Nepal Department of Customs (DoC) organized a series of workshops with the support of experts from the WCO Anti-Corruption & Integrity Promotion (A-CIP) Programme, and the Federal Board of Revenue of Pakistan.

The meetings held between Customs officials and different stakeholder groups were very constructive.  The meetings allowed for positive conversations during which the stakeholders played an active role by providing their views and perspectives on key issues. Both parties agreed on a series of next steps in improving the overall partnership and, in particular, in continuing working together to fight corruption and promote integrity.

This activity particularly contributed to DoC objectives under the A-CIP Programme to improve public perceptions of and confidence in DoC operations and administration through active external communication. It also aligned with Nepal’s National Anti-Corruption Strategies and Action Plan, and DoC Customs Reform and Modernization Strategy and Action Plan for 2021-2026, aiming to promote integrity and good governance.

In addition, the results of the Customs Integrity Perception Survey (CIPS), conducted early 2020 in the country, were thus largely discussed with DoC officials, as well as with importers and exporters, customs agents and other government agencies working at the border.

The WCO A-CIP Programme currently supports more than 20 countries in five WCO regions, with funding from Norad and Canada. For more information, please, contact capacity.building@wcoomd.org.