World Customs Organisation

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: The World Customs Organisation (WCO). The Harmonised System. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  2. Harmonised System (HS)
  3. Customs Valuation
  4. Rules of Origin
  5. Agreement on Rules of Origin (World Trade Organisation)
  6. Customs Enforcement and Compliance
  7. SAFE Package
  8. Customs Procedures and Facilitation
  9. Conventions:
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention
    2. ATA System
    3. Customs Convention on Containers
  10. Case Study: market access map

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

  1. To know the role of the World Customs Organisation
  2. To understand the key concepts (non-tariff barriers, customs valuation, transaction value, previous inspection, rules of origin, and import licences)
  3. To know the Harmonised System and the various existing conventions
The subject “The World Customs Organisation (WCO)” is studied...
  1. Master in Foreign Trade and International Marketing (Online)
  2. Professional Master's Program in International Business
  3. Diploma in International Trade
  4. Foreign trade management Course

Languages of study English or French Organisation mondiale des douanes Spanish Organización Mundial Aduanas

Area of Knowledge: Foreign trade.

Sample of the subject: The World Customs Organisation (WCO):
World Customs Organisation

Description of the Subject (World Customs Organisation):

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

The 177 members of the World Customs Organisation represent 98% of the total foreign trade.

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

The World Customs Organisation works in the following fields:

  1. Development of global standards of international trade
  2. Simplification and harmonisation of customs procedures (imports and exports)
  3. International Trade supply chain security
  4. Facilitation of international trade
  5. Enhancement of customs and accordance activities, anti-counterfeiting and piracy initiatives

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

The World Customs Organisation (WCO) member countries

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, Congo, the Republic of the, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Republic of Macedonia, France, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Republic of), 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, The United Kingdom, The United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Countries not members of the World Customs Organisation: Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Dominica, Guyana, 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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