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WOMEN IN CUSTOMS – LEADING AT ALL LEVELS

Women in Customs administrations across the Pacific are proving that they can lead at all levels of their agencies. Working in roles including trade facilitation, shipping inspections, tax compliance, transnational crime investigations and maritime surveillance, women...

OCO joins WCO Meeting on Data and Intelligence and Analysis

OCO joins WCO Meeting on Data and Intelligence and Analysis Caption: Oceania Customs Organisation Head of Secretariat, Ms Nancy T Oraka flanked by outgoing World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General, Dr Kunio Mikuruya and current WCO Secretary General, Mr Ian...

Refresher Training on Rules of Origin Regional Workshop

[09 October 2023: NUKUALOFA, Tonga] – The Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO), in partnership with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the PACER Plus Implementation Unit (PPIU) is excited to announce its upcoming Rules of Origin (RoO)...

Workshop on Strengthening Harmonized Systems (HS) in the Pacific

Apia, Samoa, August 29, 2023- the Oceania Customs Organization (OCO) and the PACER Plus Implementation Unit successfully conducted a Regional Workshop on the Harmonized System (HS) Nomenclature in Apia, Samoa. Held within the framework of the European Union (EU)...

Workshop Strengthens Regional Customs Administrations

APIA, Samoa – Today marks the commencement of the Regional Workshop on Harmonised System (HS) in Apia, Samoa. The workshop, jointly organised by the PACER Plus Implementation Unit and the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) under the European Union funded Improving...

Customs administrations role in the region more critical than ever

PR 02/22    Suva, Fiji, January 26, 2022– 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...

PR 01/22 NEW GOODS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM IN EFFECT

Suva, Fiji, January  18, 2022– The Pacific Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (PACHS) 2022   is now in effect as of January 1, 2022. PACHS 2022 is adapted from the Harmonized tariff classification System (HS) used by 200 economies across the globe and...

PR 39/21 Millions of Pacific Islanders at Risk of Counterfeit Items

Suva, Fiji, November 18, 2021- Tonga’s Ministry of Revenue and Customs CEO, Kelemete Vahe has called for more regional commitment towards the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to protect millions of Pacific Islanders from receiving counterfeit items,...

PR 38/21 Tanneau’s vision for French Polynesia

Suva, Fiji, November 16, 2021- In the last two years, Jean-François Tanneau has been the head of French Polynesia Customs. With his sailing background and having managed coast guard services in France, being sent to the idyllic tropical paradise of French Polynesia...