International Customs Day 2009
Today, January 26th, is 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 "Customs and the environment: protecting our natural heritage."
The speech made by Kunio Mikuriya, WCO's new Secretary General, to mark International Customs Day can be found here.