The role of Customs has changed significantly in recent years. The biggest challenges at present are protecting citizens and their interests and facilitating the cross-border movement of goods.
What do foreign assignments yield in this regard?
We support foreign partner authorities with the sustainable implementation of reform and modernisation efforts in the customs area.
The aim is to achieve quicker and thus more cost-effective import, export and transit clearance of goods and services. Moreover, a customs authority that functions well is an appropriate means of preventing and averting cross-border security risks. These include, for example, terrorism, organised crime and illegal trafficking in human beings, weapons, drugs, etc.
Bilateral, technical assistance projects provide support for long-term reforms to facilitate the exchange of goods.
In cooperation with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), we provide expert staff and know-how for missions and capacity building.