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Jul 15, 2018

India to head Asia Pacific Region of WCO for two years as its Vice Chair

India will head the Asia Pacific Region of World Customs Organisation (WCO) for two years as its Vice Chair. According to a Finance Ministry release, the position will enable India to take on leadership role of Asia Pacific Region of the organisation. 

AIR correspondent reports, the WCO has divided its membership into six regions represented by a regionally elected Vice-Chairperson to the WCO Council. Currently, WCO represents 182 Customs administrations across the globe that collectively process approximately 98 per cent of world trade. 
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs and Confederation of Indian Industry has organized an event in New Delhi tomorrow to mark the assumption where Secretary General of WCO Kuniyo Mikuriya will deliver the key note address.The customs delegations of 33 countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, customs officers from Indian ports, partner government agencies and trade representatives will be present on the occasion. 

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