Perhaps in vain, WCO seeks a role

Edmonson, R.G.
December 2003
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);12/22/2003, Vol. 4 Issue 51, p31
Focuses on the efforts of Brussels, Belgium-based World Customs Organization (WCO) to tackle the supply-chain security and trade facilitation problems of the world's cargo security system. Development of a cargo-data model that customs can use to exchange import-export information; Relevance of the unique consignment reference number from the U.S. cargo security program to the WCO security model; Need for some WCO members to make changes in national law to allow their customs administrations to exchange data with other countries.


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