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

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...


Greetings from the OCO Secretariat! We are pleased to present the OCO E-Newsletter for the period April – June 2023. In this edition we bring you up to speed on: Member News Activity Highlights OCO News Upcoming Trainings Gallery We welcome any contribution from our...

Focus on Greater Knowledge Sharing at Annual Customs Meet

Focus on Greater Knowledge Sharing at Annual Customs Meet

Read this document in French: Click on the language tab found at the bottom right of your screen and select French. Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, July 20, 2023- Federated States of Micronesia Vice President, Aren B Palik has urged Customs administrations to...

Customs administrations work on gender diversity

Customs administrations work on gender diversity

Read this document in French: Click on the language tab found at the bottom right of your screen and select French. Suva, Fiji, June 30, 2023- The Oceania Customs Organisation secretariat has urged the male dominated Customs administrations in the region to improve...

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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