Baku will host the 10th PICARD Conference of the World Customs Organization (WCO), SIA reports.
The decision was made at the 9th WCO PICARD Conference.
Chairman of Azerbaijan State Customs Committee Aydin Aliyev addressed the event to highlight government reforms to modernize the country’s customs system.
Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, provided an insight into the activities of the organization.
The WCO PICARD Programme was launched in 2006 to provide a platform to promote the professional standing of Customs business and provide an ideal channel for cooperation between Customs, academic partners and other stakeholders carrying out Customs-related research.
A key aim of the annual PICARD Conference is to promote high-level exchanges on Customs research and professionalism, where participants are provided with an opportunity to interact with their government, commercial and academic counterparts from around the world.