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The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the European Union (EU) are partners in a project called “COLIBRI”, which aims to step up international coordination and efforts with the aim of combating organized crime and the challenges posed by cocaine trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in West and Central Africa. The COLIBRI Project is part of the Global Illicit Flows Programme (GIFP) of the European Union. The Geoportal and its main features are developed within the framework of the Project and are entirely dedicated to the monitoring and control of General Aviat.



The COLIBRI project, a joint initiative by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the European Union (EU) on monitoring and controlling general aviation along the cocaine route, is holding the fourth expert coordination meeting from October 25 to 29, 2021, at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels (Belgium).

General Aviation training in Ghana finalises the cycle of trainings on the Control of GA

From 3 to 7 October 2022, GIFP component COLIBRI organised an in-person training on monitoring and controlling General Aviation (GA) in Accra, Ghana. A total of 51 officials from Ghana and The Gambia participated in this week-long training. 

The opening ceremony on 3 October was attended by the Deputy Commissioner of Operations from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority,…

COLIBRI presents its Geoportal, featuring a new mapping tool combined with a database completely dedicated to General Aviation.

On 18 October 2022, more than 1,200 participants from 136 countries attended the 2022 WCO Technology Conference and Exhibition in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Some 600 additional delegates joined the event online. During the next three days, under the theme “Driving Customs performance with data and technology in the changing landscape of global trade”,…

Who are we?


The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC), is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations.

Today, the WCO represents 183 Customs administrations across the globe, which collectively process approximately 98% of world trade. As the global center of customs expertise, the WCO is the only international organization with competence in customs matters and can rightly call itself the voice of the international customs community.

For more information about the WCO visit the web site




European Union

The Illicit Flows Programme of the European Union:

For more than ten years, the Cocaine and Heroin Route Programmes of the European Union have strived to address the challenges of an often-fragmented law enforcement approach along established illicit trafficking routes into the EU.

From source to destination, countries located along illicit trafficking routes often suffer the harmful consequences that affect daily life. Fostering violence and corruption and undermining good governance, illicit trafficking jeopardises national security and economic prosperity, leads to public health problems and causes significant environmental damage.