Instruments and Tools

Procedures & Faciliation

Instruments and Tools

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  • Conventions

    The Revised Kyoto Convention, The ATA System(ATA and Istanbul Conventions), The Customs Convention on Containers 1972, Conventions and Programmes Concerning Export controls.

  • Frameworks of Standards

    The WCO has developed two Frameworks of Standards: the SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE Framework) and the Framework of Standards on cross-border e-commerce.

  • Recommendations

    11 July 2012

    One of the most practical instruments for securing the highest degree of harmonization is Recommendations that have been adopted by the WCO Council.

  • Tools

    Tools are non binding informal publications developed by the WCO to assist their Members and traders in the field of Customs.


See also pages related to the TFA and ECP

  • WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and the WCO Mercator Programme Approach to Implementation”

    WCO implementing the WTO TFA

    This part of the WCO website will bring you all relevant information regarding the implementation of the TFA and provide Members with guidance on how to implement it.

  • Economic Competitiveness Package Logo EN

    Economic Competitiveness Package

    A package comprised of all WCO instruments which may contribute to trade facilitation and economic competitiveness.