The Policy Commission of the World Customs Organization (WCO) has 165 members and is the only global intergovernmental organization suitable to deal with customs matters.
The Republic of Panama was elected this Thursday, April 22, as a member of the Policy Commission of the World Customs Organization (WCO).
The National Customs Authority of Panama reported that the election took place during the plenary session of the XXIII Regional Conference of Directors General of Customs of the Americas and the Caribbean, which is taking place virtually.
It details that with this distinction, Panama will be in charge of ensuring the interests of the Americas and the Caribbean region before the WCO Policy Commission, which is made up of the six regions that make up this organization, acting as a dynamic group and propellant in making decisions that include financial issues of all customs in the world.
The Director General of Customs of Panama, Tayra Barsallo, stated during her speech that the importance of unifying regional efforts to advance together in the common agenda, and that is what the candidacy of Panama comes to offer you.
The Panamanian proposal is aimed at strengthening cooperation ties between the WCO and the Latin American and Caribbean region, putting prevailing issues on the table for discussion and planning strategies to overcome shared challenges together, such as cross-border security, trade facilitation and the fight against organized crime, highlighted Barsallo.
It is worth mentioning that the Policy Commission of the World Customs Organization (WCO) has 165 members and is the only global intergovernmental organization suitable to deal with customs matters. This organization works through its committees and its secretariat, and it is administered by the Council and the Policy Commission, financially advised by a finance committee.
The Customs Authority adds that during the XXIII Regional Conference, customs administrations shared information on initiatives that have been put into practice for the facilitation of trade, the impact of E-Commerce with the Covid
-19 pandemic, among other challenges faced by administrations. customs.