The Customs Administrations of Bolivia and Colombia cooperate to enhance Trade Facilitation

06 julio 2022

From 28-30 June 2022, the SECO-WCO Global Trade Facilitation Programme (GTFP) organized a study visit of the Customs Administration of Bolivia (AN) to Bogotá, Colombia, to foster and facilitate the exchange of experiences and lessons learned between Bolivia and Colombia, as well as, promote the bilateral and regional cooperation to facilitate safe international trade.

This activity was designed to support the strengthening of the Bolivian AEO Programme and the recently created National Trade Facilitation Committee, to share best practices and successful measures, aiming to ensure the sustainability of trade facilitation measures in Bolivia.

During the study visit, the Bolivian delegation participated in a Trade Facilitation Forum where Customs officers and the private sector analyzed concrete examples of the impact of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement on National competitiveness, application of disruptive technologies and the future of Customs, among other topics.

Furthermore, the Bolivian officers had the opportunity to meet with the Customs Administration of Colombia (DIAN) and the private sector to discuss lessons learned pertaining to the implementation of the AEO in Colombia. The agenda also included a session with the Colombian National Trade Facilitation Committee to analyze the Colombian experience and national trade facilitation strategy.

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