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

Priority 6

Institutional Strengthening of the OCO

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:


  • 14 Jun Steering Committee Meeting
  • 21 Jun ISWG Meeting
  • 27 – 30 Jun Gender Equality and Workplace Diversity Workshop
  • 3 – 7 Jul 1st Mission – Construction of New Tariff (HS 2022)
  • 18 – 20 Jul OCO Annual Conference
  • 24-28 Jul Forum Trade Ministers and related meetings
  • 24 – 28 Jul 2nd Mission – Capacity Building Awareness & Consultation on Legislation Roll Out
  • 31 Jul Assessment to Carry Out Tariff Requirements
  • 8-11 Aug Forum Economic Ministers and related meetings
  • 17-18 Aug Pacific Islands Forum Women Leaders Meeting
  • 21 – 25 Aug Gap Analysis on Customs Related WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement & FTA Measures
  • 23 – 25 Aug UNEP Consultation with contact points
  • 31 Aug HS Capacity Building Awareness
  • 5 Sept ISWG 1st Qtr Meeting
  • 5 Sept Smaller Island States Officials Meeting
  • 5 Sept Pacific ACP Officials Meeting
  • 5-6 Sept Pre-Forum Session of the FOC
  • 8 Sept Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting

OCO Member Countries

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