International Customs Day is officially celebrated on 26 January every year. This special day enables World Customs Organization (WCO) Members, the WCO Secretariat and Customs’ worldwide partners to dedicate themselves to taking forward a particular theme. WCO Secretary General, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, delivered his Official Message and announced the WCO’s theme for 2020, which is “Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet.”
The theme will guide Customs and its partners throughout the year to put sustainability at the centre of their future improvements in practices and processes. Thus, throughout 2020, under the slogan “Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet,” the Customs community will be focusing on the contribution of Customs towards a sustainable future where social, economic, health and environmental needs are at the heart of its actions.