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Rustam Badasyan proposed to WCO Secretary General to hold 6th Global  Canine Forum in Yerevan

Rustam Badasyan proposed to WCO Secretary General to hold 6th Global  Canine Forum in Yerevan

ArmInfo.A delegation led by Chairman of State Revenue Committee Rustam Badasyan is participating in the 139th and 140th annual sessions of World Customs Organization  Council on June 23-25 in Brussels, the press service of the Committee   reports. 

 The annual reports of WCO committees, subcommittees and commissions  were discussed. The participants also discussed the strategic  programs and priorities for the coming year.  As part of WCO  Council's annual seessions, Rustam Badasyan met with WCO Secretary  General Kunio Mukuriya and discussed prospects of cooperation, the  results of the implemented activities as well as a number of customs  matters. 

Particularly, the parties touched upon the technical assistance to be  provided by the WCO to the Customs Service of Armenia. The parties  looked at the issue of representation of the Customs Service of  Armenia in WCO committees and commissions. It bears mentioning that  Armenian Customs Service has been a member of WCO Audit Committee   since 2018. 

The participants also discussed issues associated with Armenia's  membership to WCO's Policy Commission or Finance Committee in 2023.   Rustam Badasyan expressed SRC's willingness to hold WCO's 6th Global  Canine Forum in Armenia in 2023. By the way, SRC's Canine Center was  discussed at the meeting with regards to granting it the status of  SRC Territorial Canine Center. The participants also talked about  holding WCO's IT Conference in Armenia in 2023 or 2024. 

Rustam Badasyan and Kunio Mikuriya stressed that the cooperation  between the WCO and SRC will enter a qualitatively new phase as a  result of the agreements reached during the meeting.  

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is an intergovernmental  organization headquartered in Brussels.  It was established in 1952  under the name of the Customs Cooperation Council. To date, more than  178 customs services of the world have become members of this  organization.  The main goal of the WCO is to increase the efficiency  of customs services, for example, by creating international  instruments for harmonizing customs systems and effective  communication between member countries. To achieve its goals, the WCO  develops and applies a variety of international instruments and  standards aimed at harmonizing and unifying the application of  simplified and efficient customs systems and procedures that guide  the movement of goods, people and vehicles across borders. To support  the modernization efforts of its members, the WCO provides them with  capacity building and technical assistance. 

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