Malawi hosting World Customs Organisation meet

Malawi will from Monday next week host three World Customs Organisation (WCO) meetings for the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESA) until Friday at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi.

The meetings are being hosted by the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA).

In a statement, the authority’s Commissioner General John Biziwick said the meetings will include the 18thWCO’s regional steering group, the 18th governing council meeting, the revised Kyoto convention and Economic Competitiveness Package workshop.

“The meetings will be attended by 24 heads of customs and customs experts from Eastern and Southern Africa. The governing council meeting is scheduled to be opened by the Minister of Finance Honourable Dr. Ken Lipenga MP.

Biziwick: The meeting being hosted by MRA

“While the revised Kyoto convention and Economic Competitiveness Package workshop is a special meeting organised by World Customs Organization for Heads of Customs Administrations that have not acceded to the revised Kyoto convention. The meeting is scheduled to be opened by the Minister of Trade and Industry Honourable Sosten Gwengwe MP,” said Biziwick.

He said WCO Secretary Kunio Mikuriya will be in attendance and this is the first time MRA is hosting the important regional WCO meetings since its establishment in 2000.

The ESA member countries are Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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