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Qatar's Customs Training Center accredited as WCO regional center


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Doha: The General Authority of Customs (GAC) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) signed a memorandum of understanding to accredit the Customs Training Center as a regional training centre with WCO. It will work with the latest internationally-approved training specifications.

The MoU was signed by Chairman of GAC H E Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Jamal and WCO Secretary-General H E Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, during a meeting held via video conference.

Commenting on the occasion, GAC Chairman said that the signing of the MoU represents an exceptional event in view of the importance the Authority attaches to training and developing its human cadres, recognizing the importance of enhancing capacity building and raising the efficiency of customs administrations in the countries of the region to carry out their tasks and responsibilities effectively, especially in light of the increase in the volume of global trade and its changing patterns, and the need for more facilitation measures, which require more international and regional cooperation to provide a useful framework to enhance efficiency and customs efficiency and build capacity, in accordance with best international practices and standards.

Al Jamal underlined that the accreditation of the Customs Training Center in Qatar as a regional center is a culmination of the efforts made by the Center and the continuous achievements it has achieved since its establishment in 2007, noting that the Center will be a qualitative addition and make a distinctive contribution to building and strengthening the capabilities of customs workers in the countries of the region during the coming period.

For his part, Secretary-General of the World Customs Organization Dr. Kunio Mikuriya expressed his happiness with the presence of a regional training center at the level of the Customs Training Center in Qatar, noting his appreciation for the role of the Authority and its clear efforts during the past ten years, and its great cooperation with the World Customs Organization, especially in the field of qualitative electronic training courses supervised by the Organization.

He underlined that the World Organization has great expectations that this Center will be a leader and pioneer in the region, and that it will be a distinguished role model for customs administrations in the world, stressing that the Qatari customs have drawn the world's attention with their great achievements in supporting and preparing cadres and advanced training mechanisms in the region. Mubarak Ibrahim Al Buainain, Director of the Customs Training Center and Regional Coordinator of the Capacity Building Program, explained that the project to establish a regional center was a specific goal pursued by the Authority for some time, in light of the increasing challenges facing the customs authorities and administrations to implement the requirements of the World Customs Organization in the field of capacity building.

He stressed the importance of this regional center in advancing the requirements of the capacity building programme, so that human outputs comply with the international standards, which directly contribute to raising the positions of countries in the region in international indicators and reports.

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