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World Customs Organisation

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

  1. Introduction to the World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  2. The Harmonised System (HS) of the World Customs Organisation
  3. Customs Valuation
  4. Rules of Origin
    1. Agreement on Rules of Origin of the World Trade Organisation
  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 Organisation (WCO)” are the following:

  1. To know the role of the World Customs Organisation
  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 Harmonised System and the existing conventions
The subject “World Customs Organisation (WCO)belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Courses: Export Assistant, Foreign Trade Management
  2. Diploma: International Trade
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade and Marketing, International Transport, Export Back Office
  4. Doctorates: Global Logistics, World Trade

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

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

Area of Knowledge: Foreign trade.

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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 global 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. International trade standards development
  2. Simplification and harmonisation 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

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

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 goods use the Harmonised System.

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

Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul)

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

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

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

The World Customs Organisation (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 Organisation: 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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