Serbian Customs Administration Receives WCO Prize

Jul 23 2012 - 14:08

Last month the Serbian Customs Administration received the World Customs Organization (WCO) Yolanda Benitez prize for significant results achieved in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.

At the WCO Council meeting in Brussels on June 29-30, the Serbian Customs Administration was recognized as the first in the West Balkans to use the WCO’s tool called Interface Public-Members (IPM), consisting of an online database, which enables the rights holders to provide the customs officials with real-time data on their products and tips on how to recognize counterfeits.

The WCO’s annual Yolanda Benitez prize is awarded in memory of the Paraguayan customs official killed while trying to prevent the smuggling of several containers carrying CD-ROMs.

Prepared by: Jelena Jankovic

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Source: Serbian Customs

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