During June, the WCO collaborated with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to conduct a webinar series focused on integrity. The series was designed to raise the awareness of CBP officials regarding the WCO’s holistic approach to integrity and the organization’s available resources.
The series, which averaged 50 participants per session, was divided into three parts: an overview of the WCO’s approach and the multi-annual WCO Anti-Corruption and Integrity Promotion (A-CIP) Programme, an introduction to the Revised Arusha Declaration and Integrity Development Guide, and finally, an overview of the WCO’s additional tools and instruments in the area of integrity.
Given the success of the initial webinars, a fourth session was added as an interactive dialogue. WCO Deputy Secretary General Ricardo Treviño participated to highlight the importance of integrity as a strategic priority for the organization and provided some insights on current WCO activities.
Despite travel restrictions, this virtual series provided an effective means for engagement, allowing US CBP and the WCO to build on their strong partnership on integrity and pave the way to continue collaboration in the future.