International Customs Day 2008
This past Saturday, January 26th, was International Customs Day, which marks the inaugural session of the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC) that was held in Brussels, Belgium on January 26, 1953. The CCC became known as the World Customs Organization (WCO) in 2004.
The theme of this year's International Customs day is "Combating Illicit Trafficking in Drugs and Psychotropic Substances" and in 2008 the WCO's Secretariat has scheduled a series of activities on this issue.
The speech made by the WCO's Secretary General on International Customs Day can be found here.