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Syllabus of the Subject: World Customs Organization (WCO). Harmonized System.

  1. Introduction to the World Customs Organization (WCO);
  2. The Harmonized System (HS) of the World Customs Organization;
  3. Customs Valuation;
  4. Rules of Origin
    1. Agreement on Rules of Origin of the World Trade Organization.
  5. Customs Enforcement and Compliance;
  6. SAFE Package;
  7. Customs Procedures and Trade Facilitation
    1. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA);
    2. Mercator program.
  8. Conventions:
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention;
    2. ATA System;
    3. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention).
  9. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN);
  10. Case Study: market access map.

The purposes of the subject “World Customs Organization (WCO)” are the following:

  1. To know the role of the World Customs Organization;
  2. To understand the key concepts related to the customs: non-tariff barriers, customs valuation, transaction value, previous inspection, rules of origin, and import licenses;
  3. To know the Harmonized System and the existing conventions.

Sample:
World Customs Organization (WCO)
World Customs Organization (Master, Courses)

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

The Subject “World Customs Organization (WCO)” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Courses: Export Assistant, Foreign Trade Management.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Foreign Trade Management

Diploma: Foreign Trade.

Online Professional Diploma in International Trade

Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade, International Transport, Export Back Office.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate (DIB): Global Logistics, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Organization mondiale des douanes Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Organización Mundial de Aduanas Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Organização Mundial das Alfândegas (OMA).

Area of Knowledge: Foreign trade.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Sample:
Revised Kyoto Convention. Simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures. World Customs Organization (WCO)

The members of the World Customs Organization represent 98% of global trade.

World Customs Organization

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is the sole intergovernmental body fully working on customs and international trade (imports and exports).

The World Customs Organization (WCO) keeps the International Harmonized System products nomenclature and manages the technical aspects of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements on Customs Valuation and Rules of Origin.

The World Customs Organization works in the following fields:

  1. International Trade standards development;
  2. Simplification and harmonization of the Customs Procedures (imports and exports);
  3. International Trade supply chain security;
  4. International trade facilitation;
  5. Customs enhancement and accordance activities, anti-counterfeiting and piracy initiatives.

The World Customs Organization (WCO) has developed the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Harmonized System - “HS”), an international product nomenclature. 98% of the international trade in goods use the Harmonized System.

Sample:
Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) World Trade Organization (WTO)

The BIC Code (International Identification Codes of Container Owners) is accepted by the World Customs Organization (WCO):

Sample:
Containers and international transport. Customs Convention on Containers. BIC Code. Intermodal Transport

Non-tariff Measures to Trade. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Non-tariff Measures
  1. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS);
  2. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT);
  3. Pre-shipment Inspection;
  4. Anti-dumping Measures and Safeguards;
  5. Import Licensing and Quotas.

Sample:
Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul)

The World Customs Organization (WCO) member countries are:

The European Union, The customs territories of Netherlands Antilles, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Macau, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, People's Republic of China, Colombia, The Comoros, the Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Republic of Macedonia, France, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Korea, Kuwait, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Eswatini (Swaziland), Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, East Timor, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, The United Kingdom, The United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

No members Countries of the World Customs Organization: Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Somalia, North Korea, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, Palau, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Nauru, Cook Islands, Niue and Palestinian Authority, Taiwan, Sahrawi Republic, Kosovo.



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