On the Moscow International WCO Model
Akiko Sato and Roman Fainshmidt were invited as a guest lecturer to the Moscow International WCO Model at the Russian Customs Academy on March 22, 2018.
Akiko Sato and Roman Fainshmidt were invited as a guest lecturer to the Moscow International WCO Model at the Russian Customs Academy on March 22, 2018. Akiko Sato conducted a lecture on ‘Tax Convention between Japan and Russia’ and inspired by the current economic circumstances and future perspectives on economic cooperation between Japan and Russia. Roman Fainshmidt gave a lecture on "Russia's turn to Asia and its significance" by delivering the current social-economic ties between ASEAN countries and Russia. Both of lectures have successfully completed delivering inspirations and further knowledge in economic aspects between Asia and Russia to delegates at the Academy. All of the participants compromised that further economic cooperation between Asia (Japan and ASEAN) and Russia should be crucial and it should be highly beneficial for all the countries. The dean of the faculty of customs affairs, Igor Valeryevich Sergeyev, awarded certificates of the Moscow International Model of the World Customs Organization to the lecturers, Akiko Sato and Roman Fainshmidt. Delegates of the Model highly appreciated the content and informative nature of guest appearances.
World Customs Organization (WCO) is established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations. Today, the WCO represents 182 Customs administrations across the globe that collectively process approximately 98% of world trade. As the global center of Customs expertise, the WCO is the only international organization with competence in Customs matters and can rightly call itself the voice of the international Customs community. Japan and Russia are the member countries of WCO.
The current Secretary-General of WCO is Kunio Mikuriya, from Japan. Mr. Kunio Mikuriya has been the Secretary-General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) since 1 January 2009. He provides leadership and executive management for the global Customs community’s priorities, including developing global Customs instruments, standards, and tools; securing and facilitating global trade; realizing revenues; building Customs-business partnerships; and delivering capacity building in support of Customs reform and modernization. Further, recently the Japan Customs and Russian Customs have been cooperating tightly to exchange human resources to train staffs in Japan and Russia, and to maintain information and knowledge on Customs operations and issues closely.
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