The St Kitts and Nevis Customs and Excise Division hosted the EXCO meeting from November 8-9, 2016. Customs Comptrollers and representatives from fourteen nations were present at the meeting including Canada and the USA.
The meeting considered a number of initiatives including:
- The draft treaty
- Organizational change
- Implementation of RCS2016 and SailClear
- Implementation of a customs valuation risk database
- Development and accreditation of CCLEC’s training modules
- MOUs with strategic partners
The CCLEC which was established in the 1970s has been operating as an informal organisation however it is actively pursuing the formalization of the organisation through a treaty. This is an issue of monumental significance for the organization as it seeks to increase support for its programmes through donor funding and enhance information sharing.