RHCA conference of asia pacific region of WCO

Recently,the central board of indirect taxes and customs (CBIC) organized the 20th conference of the regional heads of customs administration (RHCA) of asia pacific region of the world customs organization (WCO) in kochi.

Key points

Trade day was organized on 7th may as a precursor to the conference of the regional heads of customs.

The conference took stock of the progress made in carrying forward the program meand initiatives of WCO to promote,facilitate and secure cross border trade in the region and the capacity building and technical assistance required by member administrations to achieve these goals.

The conference deliberated on security related issues,trade facilitation ,e-commerce ,performance measurement ,trusted trader programmes and emerging technological and logidtical challenges in the fields of trade facilitation and customs administrations.

World customs organization (WCO)

WCO,established in 1952 as the customs co-operation council(CCC) is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of customs administrations.

It represents 183 customs administrations across the globe that collectively process approximately 98% of world trade.

The organization has divided its membership into six regions.each of the regions is represented by an elected vice-chairperson to the WCO council.

India is currently the vice chair of the asia pacific region of WCO. It assumed the responsibility in july 2018 for a two year period.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]