World Customs Organization
EENI - Business School.
Sub-subject: The World Customs Organization (WCO).
The Harmonized System. Syllabus:
- Introduction to the World Customs Organization (WCO).
- Harmonized System (HS).
- Customs Valuation.
- Rules of Origin.
- Agreement on Rules of Origin (World Trade Organization).
- Customs Enforcement and Compliance.
- SAFE Package.
- Customs Procedures and Facilitation.
- Revised Kyoto Convention
- ATA System
- Customs Convention on Containers.
- Case Study: market access map.
Objectives of the sub-subject:
- To know the role of the World Customs Organization
- To understand the key concepts (non-tariff barriers, customs valuation, transaction value, previous inspection, rules of origin,
and import licenses)
- To know the Harmonized System and the various existing conventions.
Sample of the Sub-subject: World Customs Organization (WCO):
Sub-Subject Description (World Customs Organization):
The World Customs Organization (WCO) is the sole intergovernmental body fully working on customs and international trade (imports and exports).
The 177 members of the World Customs Organization represents 98% of the total foreign trade.
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:
- Development of global standards of international trade
- Simplification and harmonization of customs procedures (imports and exports)
- International Trade supply
- Facilitation of international trade
- Enhancement of customs 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 products use the Harmonized System.
World Customs Organization (WCO) member countries
The European Union
The customs territories of Netherlands Antilles, Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Macau
Central African Republic
People's Republic of China
Congo, the Republic of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of Macedonia
Korea (Republic of)
the Kyrgyz Republic
Papua New Guinea
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
The United States of America
Countries not a members of the World Customs Organization: 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.