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WCO Holds Successful First Global Integrity Experts Meeting

The World Customs Organization (WCO) held its first Global Integrity Experts Meeting from 23-26 October 2018, with funding support from the China Customs Cooperation Fund.  The primary objective of this meeting was to support the growing needs expressed by Member administrations for assistance in implementing the Revised Arusha Declaration on Integrity. The WCO Integrity Programme aims to support Customs administrations in their efforts to improve integrity and devise effective strategies to fight against corruption.

The workshop was conducted through a twofold approach during the meeting in order to achieve the objective of enhancing the knowledge of Member integrity experts, along with identifying and training new experts.

Activities over the course of the 4-day agenda familiarized participants with the latest WCO integrity tools and activities; highlighted the synergies between the Integrity agenda, Mercator Programme and other WCO tools and instruments (i.e., Risk Management and Human Resource Management).

The Global Integrity Experts Meeting also created a forum for active discussion among experts regarding important considerations when delivering WCO Integrity related missions and discussed key actions that can be taken to help meet Member’s needs for assistance in implementing the Revised Arusha Declaration on Integrity.

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What is EORI number and what is used for?

  • The EORI number serves as a unique identifier for subsequent communication with the customs authorities of all Member States of the European Union.

How do I get the EORI number?

What documents do I submit at the first export, import?

  • EORI ID number.
  • Verified copy of Business Register listing and VAT registration number.
  • The power of attorney for representation in the customs procedure must be signed by the statutory body according to the extract from the Business Register.

What must be on the invoice?

  • Delivery terms according to INCOTERMS (who pays for the transport and its price to be divided into CZ, EU and third countries)
  • Number and type of packages
  • Gross and net weight
  • Mode of transport and license number of the means of transport, in the case of a piece consignment a license number of a car that arrives at the local customs office
  • Customs office of exit from the EU

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