On 27 April 2021, a virtual meeting was held between the WCO Capacity Building Directorate and the ROCB Europe on the work done and future prospects. The event was attended by Capacity Building Director Mr. Taeil Kang and Head of ROCB Europe, Mr. Eser Çengel.
UNCTAD examines the complex factors behind the unprecedented shortage of containers hampering trade’s recovery, and how to avoid a similar situation in the future.
On April 14, French Customs handed over to Peruvian authorities 9 archaeological objects seized in 2012 by the Poitiers customs brigade during a traffic check. Ornamental jewelry, adornments, ceremonial objects, ceramics, from the Cupisnic (1000-200 BC) and Chimu (900-1400 AD) cultures will find the heritage collections of Peru.
Customs officers rescued birds from the hands of smugglers at the exit of the Sremska Rača border crossing. Customs officers, in cooperation with the police, prevented an attempt to smuggle 45 birds, many of which belong to protected species.
On 14 April 2021, CARICC jointly with the UNODC Programme Office in Almaty organized and conducted a side event entitled “CARICC: a leading platform for regional and international cooperation in countering drug trafficking and cross-border drug crime” during the 64th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).
On March 24, 2021, the Russian Customs Academy hosted the IV session of the Moscow International World Customs Organization Model that brought together more than 50 participants from various countries.
The World Customs Organization (WCO), with the support of integrity experts from Mauritius and Turkey Customs, has successfully completed an integrity development workshop for the benefit of the State Customs Committee of Uzbekistan.
Regional Office for Capacity Building for the World Customs Organization Europe Region (ROCB Europe) hosted a Webinar under the theme of “Priorities for Strengthening International Cooperation in the Fight Against Smuggling” on 16 March 2021.
On March 1, last year's viewer success "Toll" (Customs) is back on TV 2 in Norway. In season 2, viewers get a unique insight into what happened on Norway's borders when the corona pandemic hit the world and the country shut down.
From 15 March 2021, postal services and express air carriers must be connected to the Import Control System (ICS2). The European Union is thereby strengthening its defense against the importation of dangerous or illegal goods into its territory. The customs authorities must receive all the necessary information before the consignments arrive at the borders of the Union.
On February 12, 2021, customs officers checked five containers in the port of Hamburg. These were classified as suspicious on the basis of an extensive risk analysis carried out by several European customs authorities. In the container testing system, clear irregularities were found in three containers loaded with filler in tin cans. Apparently, after a layer of real goods directly behind the cont