Macedonia Gets WCO Regional Training Center

Oct 21 2009 - 13:16

The World Customs Organization (WCO) opened a regional training center in Skopje, Macedonia, during the official visit of Kunio Mikuriya, organization’s secretary general, on September 28 and 29, 2009.

Within the framework of the visit, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between the WCO, Macedonia’s Customs Administration and the Faculty of Economics at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, within whose premises the regional center will function.

During the visit to the Customs Administration, Mikuriya emphasized the country’s progress achieved in the modernization of the customs operations, as well as in the field of intellectual property rights protection.

WCO’s regional training centers represent the effort of the WCO to strengthen the capacities of the customs services around the world. During the meeting with Mikuriya, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski highlighted all projects dedicated to customs reforms, its improvement and the acquisition of the state-of-the-art equipment.

For more information, please contact Aleksandra Noveska in our Macedonia office.

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