The Regional Office for Capacity Building for the World Customs Organization (WCO) Europe Region, recently organized a pivotal meeting focused on enhancing customs cooperation. The event, titled "Advancing Customs Cooperation: Meeting of Azerbaijan-based Trade and Customs Attachés of the WCO Europe Region countries," gathered Trade and Customs Attachés based in Azerbaijan to foster collaboration and promote efficient cross-border trade and customs practices.
The meeting served as a significant platform for exchanging ideas and sharing insights among key stakeholders in customs and trade within the WCO Europe Region. The meeting provided a unique opportunity for Trade and Customs Attachés to network and engage in fruitful discussions. Participants shared valuable information and experiences, fostering an environment of collaboration and learning. Attendees engaged in discussions on the prevailing challenges, trends, and opportunities in customs and trade within the WCO Europe Region. This allowed for a comprehensive examination of issues affecting the customs landscape, leading to potential solutions and strategies for improvement. ROCB Europe reiterated its commitment to supporting customs officials in the WCO Europe Region. The meeting encouraged participants to work collectively to advance customs practices, ultimately contributing to the economic growth and prosperity of the region.
In his opening remarks, Mr. Antonio Lo Parco, Director of ROCB Europe, emphasized the significance of customs cooperation in the contemporary global trade environment. He stated, "This meeting is a testament to the commitment of the WCO Europe Region countries to work together and build strong foundations for efficient customs operations. By fostering collaboration and sharing knowledge, we can address challenges and seize opportunities in the ever-evolving world of trade."
Mr. Shahin Baghirov, Chairman of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, emphasized that the "Advancing Customs Cooperation" meeting of Azerbaijan-based Trade and Customs Attachés marks a significant milestone in strengthening customs cooperation within the WCO Europe Region. The event underscores ROCB Europe's dedication to facilitating dialogue and collaboration among customs officials.
Within the framework of the meeting, Mr. Mirhasan Seyidzade delivered a comprehensive and informative presentation about ROCB Europe, shedding light on various facets of the organization. He elaborated on the establishment of the ROCB Europe office, its primary directions of activity, and the diverse cooperation platforms it has actively engaged with. Through this enlightening presentation, attendees gained a deeper understanding of ROCB Europe's pivotal role and its commitment to enhancing customs cooperation in the WCO Europe Region.
ROCB Europe will continue to play a pivotal role in advancing customs cooperation, supporting the objectives of the World Customs Organization, and promoting international trade in the region.