Launch of the WCO Training Center in Tehran

TEHRAN – The ninth training center of the Asia-Pacific Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB A/P) of the World Customs Organization (WCO) has been officially launched by the Head of the Republic Customs Administration Islamic Republic of Iran (IRICA) Alireza Moghadasi in Tehran on Tuesday.

As reported by the Mehr news agency, IRICA recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the WCO in Indonesia for the establishment of the mentioned center.

According to Moghadasi, the center, which fully complies with the standards of the World Customs Organization, benefits from modern educational facilities at the international level.

With this operational center, Iran will be able to receive trainees and customs employees from countries in the region, especially neighboring countries, which will lead to the expansion of customs collaborations between Iran and its trading partners.

The launching of the said center is considered as one of the most significant achievements of IRICA as it will provide the country with an exceptional opportunity to develop and promote its Customs skills and capabilities.

The WCO is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations. The WCO is made up of 183 member governments. It is the only global intergovernmental organization competent in customs matters.

The establishment of the WCO Asia-Pacific Regional Office for Capacity Building was discussed at the Asia-Pacific Heads of Customs Meeting held in Auckland, New Zealand in April 2004.

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Milton S. Rodgers