Solid alliances with international organizations & private sector

The WCO has over 135 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with multiple international organizations and entities, in addition to its nearly 55 MoUs with National Customs Administrations and 9 Universities. There is no information available to the Members with regard to the status and assessment of such instruments. It is crucial that WCO ensures that these instruments are effectively implemented and assessed, and keep Members informed about such progress.

Collaboration and coordination with international organizations, particularly with regard to capacity building to make an optimal use of resources on key areas such as the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement should be a priority. Synergies with private entities for capacity building purposes should also be explored.