Senior customs officials from twelve AFRITAC South countries participated this week in a regional 5-day seminar on Integrity in Customs. Mr. Sudhamo Lal, Director General of Mauritius Revenue Authority opened the seminar, which provided a discussion forum for exploring challenges to integrity in customs. The seminar discussed: (i) concerns relating to integrity including vulnerabilities; (ii) key elements and international good practice in developing effective integrity strategies; (iii) member country experiences including a review of the status and effective implementation of Codes of Conduct and integrity strategies; (iv) WCO and regional initiatives; and (v) methods of reducing or removing opportunities for corruption.
Representatives made presentation on their own country experiences. EU Ambassador H.E Marjaana Sall gave the closing speech.