The World Customs Organisation (WCO) on 27 June announced the release of a new Integrity Development Tool - a Compilation of WCO members’ integrity practices on Internal Control and Relationship with External controls.
The compilation is the result of a survey that was conducted among WCO members. The purpose of the survey was to collect sufficient material on members’ experiences and practices and conduct an analysis of responses.
It will serve as a good practice guide for WCO members on internal integrity controls and how such controls could benefit from strengthened relationships with other government entities that have responsibility to prevent and/or address corruption-related matters such as national anti-corruption agencies and committees, police, prosecution and state security agencies.
This new instrument will help Customs administrations to implement principle 6 (“Audit and Investigation”) of the WCO Revised Arusha Declaration - good governance and integrity in Customs.
Story by: Riaan de Lange