4th WCO (World Customs Organization) GLOBAL AEO CONFERENCE

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Recognized as the largest WCO capacity building event, the WCO AEO Global Conference boasts the largest number of workshops held during an event, covering a variety of topics related to the security and facilitation of the global trade supply chain. The conference is organized by the WCO once every two years in partnership with a host Customs administration and provides a key platform for all players who have an interest in international trade.

It is interesting to note that when the first conference was held in 2012, there were 45 AEO programmes in the world, and this number had increased to 77 in 2017, with many more under development. The number of MRAs concluded in 2012 was 17, and this number had risen to 49 in 2017. In 2012, 30 MRAs were under negotiation, and this number had increased to 46 in 2017, of which are multilateral negotiations. Between 2012 and 2017, the percentage increase in the number of concluded MRAs is 188%, while the number of AEO programmes has increased by 71% and the number of signed MRAs by 23%.

The 4 Global AEO Conference provides unique opportunity for all those interested to examine challenges of today and opportunities ahead of AEO on national, regional and global level.

The Global AEO Conference, aimed at Customs administrations, the business community, government and multilateral policymakers, and legal and academic representatives, focuses on the successes and challenges of Customs and the private sector in implementing AEO programmes. The event is expected to enhance cooperation, while building capacity, in order to foster a global public-private dialogue.

The Global AEO Conference will be hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority in Kampala, Uganda from 14 to 16 March 2018, with the theme “Promoting Mutual Recognition of AEOs to Strengthen and Secure Global Trade.” This will be the 4th WCO region to host the event since its inception with the support from the Korea Customs Service.

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