12th WCO Customs Administration Conference begins tomorrow

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New Delhi, Apr 13 (UNI) The four-day long 12th World Customs Organization's Regional Heads of Customs Administrations Conference will begin here tomorrow.

Central Board of Excise and Customs Chairman and WCO Vice Chairperson P C Jha will represent India in the discussion at the event, a statement said here today.

Around 100 delegates comprising Heads of Customs Administrations and Observers from Asia-Pacific, Europe and Africa will attend the conference.

The Conference of Heads of Administrations of Customs of Asia Pacific Region will consider the work done in critical areas for the Customs of the region, and will adopt a new three-year Regional Strategic Plan for implementing the various programmes under key focus areas.

The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC), is an independent inter-governmental body with the mission to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations.

The Indian Customs has been a member of the WCO since 1971.

During its membership, the country has participated actively in developments in various fields of classification, valuation, customs procedures and enforcement.

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