The official opening ceremony of the Baku–Tbilisi–Kars Railway Project which connects Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey was held on 30 October 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
ROCB Europe has launched new publicity releases for better promotion of its work and activities. Brand new flyer and brochure are now ready to be reviewed on the new section dedicated for publicity on the ROCB Europe web site.
ROCB Europe hosts another favorable example of Customs - Business Partnership at its premises. Within the frame of a long term program, DHL staff in Baku has been in training on customs matters provided by the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
A new staff member to the ROCB Europe has been assigned by the Ministry of Customs and Trade of the Republic of Turkey. Mr. Eser Çengel, a senior external relations expert on customs and trade joined the Office on 6 September 2017.
World Customs Organization Advance Passenger Information/Passenger Name Record (API/PNR) Programme Workshop for the representatives of the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan started in the premises of the Regional Office for capacity building for the WCO Europe region (ROCB Europe) in Baku on 5 June 2017.
A delegation of UNODC led by Mr. Tofik-Murshudlu, Chief, Implementation Support Section of the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime, pay a visit on 29 May 2017 to the Regional Office for Capacity Building for the WCO Europe Region in Baku while their official attendance to the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The delegation was accompanied during the visit by Mister Norber
The World Customs Organization with the support of the Azerbaijan State Customs Committee, Korean Customs Cooperation Fund and Regional Office for Capacity Building for WCO Europe region organized a Regional Workshop on E-Commerce and Digital Customs for the Europe Region from 28 November to 1 December 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
On 22 November 2016 WCO Secretary General Mr. Kunio Mikuriya spoke at the ceremony to rename the WCO Regional Training Centre (RTC) after the late Lieutenant General Arnold Mihály (1945-2013) who, in 2001 in his then capacity as Commissioner of the Hungarian Customs and Financial Guard, conceived and set up the Hungarian Customs Training Centre as the first WCO RTC. Attendees at the ceremony inclu