The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia succeeded in preserving its membership in the Customs Policy Commission and the Finance Commission of the World Customs Organization (WCO), after agreeing with the countries of the North African, Near and Middle East region at the 56th regional coordination meeting, held at the World Customs Organization in Brussels, and the support of members of the WCO's Board at its session (140/139) on the continuation of Saudi Arabia's membership in the two Commission, during the participation of the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority in the meetings of WCO.
The Authority's delegation to the council's meetings was led by H.E. The Governor of Zakat, Tax and Customs authority, Eng. Suhail bin Mohammed Abanmi, where the meetings included the 86th meeting of the Customs Policy Commission, the 54th Regional Meeting of the North African, Near and Middle East countries, and the Meeting of the World Customs Organization Council at its 140/139 session.
The Customs Policy Commission is one of the most important and prominent commission of the WCO, which is concerned with formulating the organization's policies by making recommendations to the Council regarding the strategic plan, or the relevant commission.
The meetings of the WCO Council discussed international standards and practices recommended for development or adoption during the next fiscal year, in order to promote the management and facilitation of cross-border trade, and members focused their discussions on several areas, including data strategy, performance measurement, capacity building, rules of origin, evaluation, classification, compliance and trade facilitation, as well as many issues related to customs.