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

The Vice-Chair of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Europe Region, Mr. Safar Mehdiyev, the Chairman of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, attended the high-level video conference on 22 April 2020.

The video conference participants included top management of the World Customs Organization headed by the Secretary General Mr. Kunio Mikuriya as well as Council Chairperson and Vice-Chairs of the WCO Regions.

Current situation with respect to the adverse effects of coronavirus and alternative mechanisms aimed at ensuring the continity of the work of the WCO during the pandemic were among the issues taken into consideration.

Meanwhile, consultations were made regarding the suggested methods for the WCO meetings which had been postponed due to coronavirus together with the possible topics that would be taken up within the context of those meetings.