WCO Marks International Customs Day with SMART Borders for Seamless Trade, Travel and Transport

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 1/25/19 5:00 PM

On January 25, 2019, the World Customs Organization (WCO) marked International Customs Day with the slogan of “SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport.”

The SMART borders acronym stands for “Secure, Measurable, Automated, Risk Management-based, Technology-driven” and reflects the role of Customs authorities in supporting the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development. According to the WCO, the SMART borders concept “…creates transparent and predictable conditions for trade, and facilitates legitimate business that will in turn contribute to economic growth and job opportunities.”

 

The WCO press release may be found here:

http://www.wcoomd.org/en/media/newsroom/2019/january/message-from-the-world-customs-organization-international-customs-day-2019.aspx

Topics: WCO, SMART borders