The Directors General of Customs of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) met on 27 and 28 October 2021, via videoconference. The Meeting was chaired by Mr. Carlos Benguela, Director General of Customs of Sao Tome and Principe.
Representatives of the Community’s eight member countries shared their Administrations’ experiences in the areas of managing international transit, conducting WCO Time Release Studies and implementing the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Each presentation was followed by an exchange of views.
The Permanent Secretariat of the CPLP gave several reports, notably on the implementation of the Community’s Customs Strategic Plan and on the activities carried out under the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Integrated Programme (PICAT) established to enhance supportive actions among CPLP members.
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