The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization sees international trade as a reliable path out of the current global economic crisis. WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya outlined his agenda for trade facilitation at a meeting with several trade associations in Washington, DC, last week.
"As I have recommended to the G20, countries need to focus on trade facilitation and capacity building in order to ease global economic restraints," Mikuriya said at the briefing hosted by the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI). "The WCO's agenda for the next two years will be to improve facilitation and capacity building," along with risk management and customs-to-business partnership, he added.
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