WCO Review of the Revised Kyoto Convention – Have Your Say!

At the June 2018 sessions, the WCO Policy Commission and Council approved the setting-up of a Working Group on a Comprehensive Review of the Revised Kyoto Convention (WGRKC), recognizing the need to ensure that the Convention remained the blueprint for modern and efficient Customs procedures in the 21st Century.

The WGRKC is looking at the legal text of the RKC – Body, General Annex and Specific Annexes, as well as the non-binding Guidelines to the Annexes of the RKC, and will explore various options on a number of horizontal issues, such as “future proofing” the Convention and introducing a robust mechanism for implementation monitoring.

The WGRKC has held five meetings and made substantial progress in discussing over 100 proposals by Members. Relevant stakeholders were invited to attend a session at the 5th Meeting and the WGRKC had fruitful discussions on 22 proposals provided by external stakeholders.

At its 20th Session held in June 2019, the RKC Management Committee concluded that the WGRKC would invite external stakeholders to all meetings of the WGRKC to share their proposals to be discussed at the next meeting of the WGRKC, scheduled to be held from 14 to 18 October 2019 at the WCO.

Acknowledging the experience and expertise held by INCU members and affiliates, the WCO is seeking your views, ideas and proposals regarding the ongoing review of the RKC. Please send your input and proposed amendments, preferably using this form, to INCU Secretariat at: info@incu.org by 2 September 2019, which will form part of the consolidated INCU submission to the WGRKC.