Africa-Europe Alliance: Commission mobilises € 5 million to support African customs authorities implementing global…

The European Commission mobilises € 5 million for a new capacity-building project to support African countries implementing and enforcing global rules on customs and trade facilitation, following an agreement signed on 4 October with the World Customs Organization (WCO). The project, which will be implemented by the WCO, is primarily aimed at promoting the “Harmonized System” (HS). This system helps countries to coordinate and harmonize their customs rules while reducing the costs of international trade.

This new funding from the Pan-African Programme  should support African countries, Regional Economic Communities and the African Union Commission to use the latest version of the HS in a coordinated manner across the continent, thus enabling goods to move more easily and quickly. This…

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