World Customs Organization (WCO)/Customs Co-Operation Council (CCC)

Conseil de Coopération Douanière/

Organisation Mondiale des Douanes

Established: By convention signed by the 13 governments comprising the Committee for European Economic Cooperation on December 15, 1950.

Purpose: To study questions relating to cooperation in customs matters among members; to examine political and economic aspects of customs systems with the hope of achieving harmony and uniformity; to promote international cooperation in customs matters.

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.

Principal Organs: Council, Subordinate Committees (Technical Committee on Customs Valuation, Technical Committee on Rules of Origin, Enforcement Committee, Finance Committee, Harmonized System Committee, Permanent Technical Committee), Policy Commission (24 members), Secretariat.

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Secretary General: Kunio Mikuriya (Japan).

Membership (174): Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, ...

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