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Unifying Customs Excellence for Oceania’s Economic Growth

Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) Secretariat

The Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) was established by Heads of Oceania Customs Administrations in August 1998 to promote efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of Regional Customs Administrations. The OCO has a membership of 23 countries and territories from the Pacific region, and its principal activity is facilitating and where appropriate helping member administrations align with customs international standards and best practice, leading to greater economic prosperity and increased border security within the Oceania region.

Strategic Priority Areas

Priority 1

Customs Leadership

Priority 2

Law Enforcement and Border Security

Priority 3

Trade Management and Facilitation

Priority 4

Revenue Management and Compliance

Priority 5

Institutional Strengthening of Small Member
Administrations

Priority 6

Institutional Strengthening of the OCO
Secretariat

Latest News

Pacific Customs Officers Focus On Undervaluation in Trade

May 02, 2024 The Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) recognises Undervaluation in Trade as a significant challenge, undermining fair competition and revenue collection. OCO is committed to working with its members to implement robust measures to combat this issue and...

Fonoti Talaitupu leads Samoa Customs

Suva, Fiji, April 02, 2024: Meet Fonoti Talaitupu Lia Taefu, the CEO of the Ministry of Customs and Revenue, whose journey in Customs began in January 2003 as a Post Compliance Audit Officer in the Samoa Customs Department. Over the years, she has progressed through...

Maria’s Leadership Journey in Cook Islands’ Customs

Suva, Fiji, March 27, 2024: Marioa Ioane-Matua, shares her journey- from a young Customs Officer to becoming the first female Chief of Customs for the Cook Islands Customs Service. Starting her career in Customs straight out of college at 18, Maria has dedicated 20...

Events & Workshop

OCO Events and Workshops is a great way to communicate ideas, acquire new skills and specialized knowledge which members can apply to their profession and to better accomplish member goals and values.

Upcoming events and workshops:

  • 08 – 12 Jan Trade Facilitation Expert In Country Mission – TIMOR-LESTE
  • 15 – 26 Jan Customs Expert In Country Mission – TONGA
  • 15 Jan – 5 Feb CERT III Topic – Revenue Stream: Risk Management/ Enforcement Stream: Legislation
  • 19 – 23 Jan Trade Facilitation Expert In Country Mission – FSM
  • 29 Jan – 9 Feb WCO Master Trainer Program – Customs Valuation and Tariff
  • 29 Jan – 19 Feb CERT IV Topic – Revenue Stream: Ethics and Givernance/ Enforcement Stream: Risk Management
  • 5 – 16 Feb Customs Expert In Country Mission – SAMOA
  • 12 – 16 Feb Train the Trainer Workshop
  • 12 Feb – 4 Mar CERT III Topic – Revenue Stream:Ethics and Governance/ Enforcement Stream: Legislation
  • 19 Feb – 23 Feb Trade Facilitation Expert In Country Mission – FSM
  • 26 Feb – 18 Mar CERT IV Topic – Revenue Stream: Enforcement and Compliance/ Enforcement Stream: Ethics and Governance
  • 06-Mar ISWG Meeting
  • 4 – 15 Mar Customs Expert In Country Mission – NIUE
  • 11 Mar – 1 Apr CERT III Topic – Revenue Stream:Enforcement and Compliance/ Enforcement Stream:Ethics and Governance
  • 25 – 29 Mar Trade Facilitation Expert In Country Mission – RMI
  • 25 Mar – 15 Apr CERT IV Topic – Revenue Stream:Traiff/ Enforcement Stream:Enforcement and Compliance
  • 8 – 29 Apr CERT III Topic – Revenue Stream: Traiff/ Enforcement Stream:Enforcement and Compliance
  • 15 – 20 Apr Trade Facilitation Expert In Country Mission – KIRIBATI
  • 15 – 26 Apr Customs Expert In Country Mission – NAURU
  • 22 – 26 Apr Trade Facilitation Expert In Country Mission – TUVALU
  • 23 – 25 Apr Corporate & Succession Planning Workshop
  • 26 – 27 Apr Authorized Economic Operators – Workshop
  • 22 Apr – 13 May CERT IV Topic – Revenue Stream: Valuation/ Enforcement Stream:Traiff
  • 6 – 27 May CERT III Topic – Revenue Stream: Valuation / Enforcement Stream:Traiff
  • 13 – 17 May OCO Team Building Training
  • 13 May – 7 Jun Customs Expert In Country Mission – PNG
  • 20 May – 10 Jun CERT IV Topic – Revenue Stream: Electives / Enforcement Stream: Valuation
  • 24-May PCA, Investigation and Intelligence Capacity Workshop
  • 27 – 31 May Risk Management / Intelligence Workshop
  • 05-Jun ISWG Meeting
  • 3 Jun – 1 Jul CERT III Topic – Revenue Stream: Electives / Enforcement Stream: Valuation
  • 3 Jun – 15 Jul CERT IV Topic – Revenue Stream: Electives / Enforcement Stream: Electives
  • 1 Jul – 12 Aug CERT IV Topic – Revenue Stream: Electives / Enforcement Stream: Electives
  • 8 – 29 Jul CERT III Topic – Revenue Stream: Electives / Enforcement Stream: Electives
  • 5 – 26 Aug CERT III Topic – Enforcement Stream: Electives
  • 13 – 16 Aug Industry Advisory Committee – Meeting/ Workshop
  • 19-Aug CERT IV Topic – Final Assessment
  • 02-Sep CERT III Topic – Final Assessment
  • 1 – 4 Oct Industry Advisory Committee – Meeting/ Workshop
  • 19 – 22 Nov Industry Advisory Committee – Meeting/ Workshop

OCO Member Countries

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