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The World Customs Organization’s (WCO) theme for 2016 is the automation of
customs procedures, its slogan for the year being ‘Digital Customs: Progressive
Engagement’. Given that international trade and its regulatory management has
embraced – and in many cases pioneered – technological solutions for several
decades, one may wonder why such a theme would be chosen for 2016. The reason
lies in the exponential growth of information and communication technologies in
recent years, both in terms of their complexity and scope of application. In particular, the global application of such technologies has expedited the implementation of a range of ambitious initiatives that form part of another WCO concept – Globally Networked Customs (GNC).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)v-v
Number of pages1
JournalWorld Customs Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


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