The agreement signed in Bergen in 2009 includes procedures for representing the Europe region on the committees of the WCO`s Political, Finance and Audit Committees. Within two days, participants discussed the terms of the Bergen agreement, the minutes of the meeting and the revised draft of the agreement were drawn up at the end of the meeting. The vision of the Vice-President of the Europe region is to have, in the next ten years, a compatible transit system throughout the European region, including the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Russian Federation. A first project group, led by the Vice-President of the Europe region, has been set up. The WCO secretariat is chaired by a Secretary General elected by the WCO Presidency for a five-year term. The current WCO Secretary General is Kunio Mikuriya of Japan, who took office on 1 January 2009. The WCO is chaired by the Council, which brings together all members of the organization once a year at a meeting chaired by an elected president. Additional strategic and management guidance is provided by the Political Commission and the Financial Committee. Several WCO committees, such as the Harmonized System Committee, the Standing Technical Committee, the Technical Customs Assessment Committee, the Rules of Origin Technical Committee, the Capacity Building Committee and the SAFE Working Group, provide a platform for the development of customs skills instruments and best practices. . A.: Following the WCO strategy for regional capacity building, we mainly help members assess needs and coordinate capacity-building activities in the WCO Europe region. We are working closely with the WCO secretariat on several projects, including: the Regional European Conference of Customs Chiefs was held in Bergen ,Norway) from 18 to 19 May 2009. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the WCO, and Martyn Dunne, Chairman of the WCO Board, attended the conference organized by the Norwegian Customs Administration.
Q: What was the start of the opening of the European Regional Office of the World Customs Organization in Azerbaijan? 4) Arusha`s Declaration on Customs Integrity was adopted in 1993 and revised in 2003. The Arusha Declaration is a non-binding instrument that contains a number of fundamental principles for promoting integrity and the fight against corruption in customs administrations. A.: I would like to underline the very good cooperation between the ROCB and the National Customs Committee (CSA) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in particular with the President, Professor.