International Customs Day

January 26 is International Customs Day sponsored by the World Customs Organization and commemorating its establishment in 1952.

The WCO not only plays a vital role in stimulating the growth of legitimate international trade, it is also one of the first lines of defense in combating fraudulent activities. By promoting an honest, transparent and predictable Customs environment, the WCO directly contributes to global well-being.

In an international environment characterized by instability and the ever-present threat of terrorist activity, the WCO’s mission to enhance the protection of society and the national territory, and to secure and facilitate international trade, takes on its full meaning.

Summarized from the World Customs Organization website.

The WCO is dedicating 2022 to scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by Embracing a Data Culture and Building a Data Ecosystem.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. I make no guarantee as to its accuracy. Its purpose is to inform, educate, amuse, and raise awareness about causes and opportunities around the globe. I also encourage civil debate in the comments.

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