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Customs Administrations Role In The Region More Critical Than Ever

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 6:05 pm | Oceania Customs Organisation

Today, we celebrate and pay tribute to the work of Customs officers as front-liners keeping our borders safe, as critical market players enabling the free flow of goods in the region and as revenue collectors to allow governments to continue to provide ... More >>

High Threats Of Transnational Crimes Despite Border Closures

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 3:54 pm | Oceania Customs Organisation

OCO heads of Customs met virtually on August 26 for their annual meeting to discuss pertinent issues in the region. Despite border closures and reduced air and sea travel because of COVID-19, Customs administrations in the region say threats in the Pacific ... More >>

Pacific Customs Administrations Celebrate International Customs Day

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 4:15 pm | Oceania Customs Organisation

As countries emerge from the coronavirus crisis, Customs administrations in the Pacific should be commended for their tireless efforts in protecting their borders as well as ensuring that trade is continued in the region, Oceania Customs Organisation ... More >>

Oco Prepares Customs Officers For PACER Plus

Monday, 21 December 2020, 4:10 pm | Oceania Customs Organisation

Oceania Customs Organisation is confident customs officers are prepared to facilitate trade under PACER Plus in countries that are parties to the agreement, which came into effect on December 13. “Trade facilitation is an important role of Customs ... More >>

Heads Of Customs Administrations In The Region Pledge To Work Together

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 4:12 pm | Oceania Customs Organisation

Customs administrations in the region are faced with similar challenges due to COVID-19 but have agreed to work together and collaborate more to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic. At the conclusion of the OCO Heads Annual Conference on October 20, themed “ Working ... More >>

Role Of Customs Agencies During And Post Covid-19

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 4:04 pm | Oceania Customs Organisation

By Richard Brennan, OCO Head of Secretariat The economic crisis caused by COVID-19 will continue longer than the health crisis. The continuation of trade is important for all economies- nations still need to have imports and exports moving across borders ... More >>

OCO Prepares Customs Administrations For PACER-Plus

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 4:53 pm | Oceania Customs Organisation

Suva, Fiji, August 25, 2020 - OCO recently worked with five signatory countries – Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands and Tuvalu- to draft Guidelines on Customs Procedures and Rules of Origin, intended to improve customs officials and traders’ ... More >>