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Uzbekistan Gears Up Toward Revised Kyoto Convention with National Workshop

Promoting the work on customs capacity building and WCO instruments is one of the strategic goals of the ROCB Europe in the region. In that regard, the ROCB Europe, in close cooperation with the WCO Secretariat, coordinated Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) National Workshop for Uzbekistan which was held on 25-26 November 2020.

WCO Europe Region Heads of Customs Conference Held

On 20 November 2020, a virtual conference of the World Customs Organization Europe Region Heads of Customs Administration was held.WCO Europe Region Member Administrations and EU, WCO Secretariat, the Vice-Chair of the WCO Europe Region as well as the ROCB Europe and RILOs in the region were represented in the virtual conference.

Time Release Study Webinar for Kazakhstan

In the period from 19 to 22 October 2020, the State Revenue Committee of Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan jointly with the WCO held an international webinar on «Time release study» with the participation of representatives of OSCE, GIZ, regional representatives of bodies of state revenues of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Printed Version of the ROCB Europe Annual Progress Report is Available

Printed version of the ROCB Europe Annual Progress Report is now available online.

Virtual Meeting of the Europe Region Regional Structures Announced

Virtual (10th) Meeting of the Regional Structures of the World Customs Organization Europe Region under the theme of “Annual Progress and Vision for 2021” will be held on 2 December 2020.

New edition of the ROCB Europe Newsletter is Out

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

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.