Revision of global rules on Customs procedures
Between 18 - 20 November, CLECAT represented FIATA at the 21st Meeting of the Revised Kyoto Convention Management Committee (RKC/MC) at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels.
The participants discussed and provided guidance on the direction of the comprehensive review process of the Revised Kyoto Convention. The Revised Kyoto Convention is the flagship Convention of the WCO which establishes global rules on the simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures.
During the meeting, it was reported that the review had made good progress with the examination of more than 170 proposals, covering 37 concepts provided by Members and external stakeholders, including FIATA. The RKC/MC discussed the importance of the level of ambition in taking forward the work of the review under the existing mandate, in a way that was efficient, effective and inclusive of the broader Membership, so that the RKC remained relevant and sustainable for all Members. The meeting also reconfirmed the conclusion that the RKC would remain a flagship Convention of the WCO, and that any work undertaken would seek only to further enrich the Convention. The Meeting confirmed that the next Meeting of the Working Group on the review would be tasked to develop a new Work Plan. The outcomes of these discussions are to be reported back to the RKC/MC Meeting, agreed to be held from 10 to 12 February 2020.