The Private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG) met at WCO Headquarters on 15 and 16 October 2018. MICHELIN, SABIC, BASC, FONTERRA, IATA, IBM, L BRANDS and RENAULT-NISSAN-MITSUBISHI were welcomed as new members of the group.
The meeting started with an orientation session for new members delivered by Ricardo Treviño Chapa, WCO Deputy Secretary General. The Group held a very productive exchange of ideas with Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, on International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs procedures (Revised Kyoto Convention – RKC), the Harmonized System (HS), Performance Measurement and Evaluation, and duty and tax collections.
The agenda of the meeting also included discussions on the advances and challenges for RKC, E-Commerce, Regional Private Sector Groups, and presentations made by PSCG members on Intelligence/data exchange, Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
In addition, Ana Hinojosa, WCO Director of Compliance and Facilitation, Ernani Checcucci, WCO Capacity Building Director, and Ping Liu, WCO Director of Tariff and Trade Affairs, held a very positive dialogue with PSCG members on areas of opportunity where the PSCG can provide meaningful feedback.
The next meeting is scheduled on 15 and 16 April 2019 at WCO Headquarters.