Regional Office for Capacity Building for the World Customs Organization Europe Region


ROCB Europe and CARICC & UNODC Set the Stage for Cooperation

Considering the role played by the Regional Office for Capacity Building for the World Customs Organization Europe Region (ROCB Europe) in effectively supporting capacity building efforts and in line with the vision for establishing and enhancing regional cooperation, a virtual meeting took place among the ROCB Europe, the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre (CARICC) and UNO

RTC Nur-Sultan Goes Ahead with Events

Regional Training Center in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan is involving in capacity building events.In July 2020 with the support of the international organization GIZ an international webinar on the «Categorization of participants of foreign economic activity within the framework of the system of risk management» for the countries of Central Asia was held and lasted 3 days: On July 7, 8 - on

Torugart Checkpoint Reopens

As a result of the bilateral talks, negotiations were reached on the resumption of the necessary sanitary and quarantine measures for the transportation of goods through the checkpoint from 8 September 2020 in compliance with the certain procedures approved by the order of state regulatory authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Review Article: Have Covid-Free, Will Travel

ROCB Europe Editorial reviews the adverse effects of Covid-19 on travel.

Historic Cocaine Seizure for Turkish Customs

As a result of the controls by the customs enforcement units that also included detection dogs, certain substances in powder form were found. Analysis made through a drug test device revealed that the said substances stand for cocaine.

More Simplifications for AEOs in Belarus

More than half of Belarusian authorized economic operators have received certificates of the third type, which provides the maximum set of simplifications for honest business.

ROCB Europe Newsletter is now Available

The ROCB Europe Newsletter is now available online. The issue is reachable on the Newsletter section.

Turkmenistan Obtains Observers Status at WTO

WTO Members endorse Turkmenistan’s WTO observer status.

Final Report of the Virtual Intersessional Meeting of the WCO Europe Region National Contact Points

The final report of the meeting has been uploaded to the Meeting Documents segment of the ROCB Europe web site members section.

WTO Issues Latest Edition of World Tariff Profiles

The WTO issued the latest edition of its annual publication World Tariff Profiles, which provides comprehensive information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries and customs territories. The publication is jointly prepared by the WTO, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the International Trade Centre.

Illegal Trade in Fake or Faulty Covid-19 Products Booming, New UN Research Reveals

Among its countless other impacts, the coronavirus has further highlighted the shortcomings in regulatory and legal frameworks aimed at preventing the manufacturing and selling of these products, points out the UNODC research brief, entitled “COVID-19-related Trafficking of Medical Products as a Threat to Public Health”.

Winner of the WCO Photo Competition 2020: Kazakhstan Customs

Kazakhstan Customs won the WCO Photo Competition 2020. The winning photo shows a Customs officer in uniform alongside his faithful friend, ready to start the day despite the risks posed by the spread of COVID-19.