In order to encourage compliance with international and regional trade best practices, the Caribbean Customs Organization (CCO) will continue to partner with member administrations and other partners, to encourage member accession, and ratification of the WTO- Trade Facilitation Agreement and adoption of the WCO- Revised Kyoto Convention. Equally so, adherence to the CARICOM, OECS and other regional treaties, conventions and institutions will be strongly supported by the CCO’s provision to members’ of training courses and programs to that end. The CCO will monitor provisions of international conventions signed, to support member administrations’ full participation in the negotiation of provisions designed for their benefits under said conventions.
In this strategic period the CCO proposes to develop programs and practical operations to:
- Enhance fair revenue collection and protection
- Promote modern trade facilitation and management practices
- Enhance departmental capacities to administer trade agreements and frameworks through:
–Training in Trade disciplines
–Regional, External Audit and Anti Commercial Fraud initiatives
– Adoption of an AEO program with regional adaptation