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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...

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...