In application of Article 13.1 of the EU Council Directive 2006/112/CE on the common system of the value added tax, all orders for goods and services provided by the WCO are invoiced exclusive of VAT since the WCO is regarded as non-taxable person in respect to the activities or transactions in which it engages as public authority within its scope of activity defined in the Convention of 15 December 1950 establishing a Customs Co-operation Council, even where it collects dues, fees, contributions or payments in connection with those activities or transactions.

The WCO SAFE Framework of Standards – Pillar 1 (Customs-to-Customs)



“By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

– Explain how Customs administrations can work cooperatively using international standards to maximize the security and facilitation of the international trade supply chain

– List the legal, procedural, technological and administrative principles underlying the C2C concept

– State the pivotal role of advanced electronic information to enable more effective risk assessment

– Identify the kinds of modern technology that Customs will be required to use to perform NII

– List the eleven standards within Pillar One and be able to explain the key features of each.

A quiz is also included to test your knowledge.”


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