Once again, Customs services around the world celebrate 26th January - International Customs Day, through special organized activities. Thus, throughout 2020, under the slogan “Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet,” the Customs community will be focusing on the common commitment to secure the international supply chain and to meet the modern and special needs of the people and the society. Safety, prosperity and secure and healthy conditions, necessity for guaranteeing ecological standards are the highlights, where the Customs Services together with other competent institutions and bodies act to ensure control, protection and facilitation.

On this occasion, the Director General of the Customs Administration, Mr. Gjoko Tanasoski today,  23rd January 23, traditionally presented certificates of Merit from WCO Secretary General Mr. Kunio Mikuria, to persons, institutions and organizations that have distinguished themselves though their proactive activities to ensure sustainability for people, society and the planet.

In line with this year’s topic, nine customs officers were awarded Certificates of Merit for their maximum efforts and engagement in this field.

List of customs officers awarded with Certificates of Merit

Besides to customs officers, Certificates of Merit were presented to eleven institutions and companies for their great support in the implementation of the new Customs Declaration and Excise Document Processing System - CDEPS and the switch to digital transformation, as well as for successful cooperation and significant economic results. 

List of companies and institutions awarded with Certificates of Merit

On the occasion of 26th January – International Customs Day, World Customs Organisation Secretary General addressed the WCO members emphasizing Customs' strategic mission and what is expected from Customs in the current environmental, economic, health and social challenges, where we must constantly move forward to ensure modernization, strategic thinking and timely response. He reminds of the objectives guaranteeing sustainability and of the need the methods practiced by Customs to be harmonized with the WCO tools and instruments, separated by domains: revenues, economic competitiveness, compliance and law enforcement and organizational development.

Message from the World Customs Organization Secretary General 

 

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