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Inter-agency cooperation – the case of Argentina

AFIP controlling GA @COLIBRIArgentina

By Mauricio Víctor Jáuregui, Head of Drug Trafficking Investigations Division 3, Drug Trafficking Department, General Directorate of Customs, Argentine Republic.

In Argentina, the Customs, the National Gendarmerie, the Argentine Naval Prefecture, the Airport Security Police and the Federal Police are all responsible for protecting the country’s territory.


The COLIBRI Project organises the 5th Expert Coordination Meeting at the WCO

COLIBRI 5th Expert Coordination Meeting

Brussels November 2023, the 5th COLIBRI Expert Coordination Meeting was held in Brussels at the World Customs Organization’s premises and marked a significant milestone to kick off with the COLIBRI Project’s 2nd phase aimed at Monitoring and Controlling General Aviation (GA).


Inaugural COLIBRI Steering Committee Meeting held at WCO Headquarters

COLIBRI Steering Committee Meeting

On 16 November 2023, the World Customs Organization (WCO) hosted the inaugural COLIBRI II Steering Committee Meeting at its Headquarters in Brussels. This three-hour hybrid session brought together representatives from the WCO, the European Union (EU), partner administrations and various international initiatives. 


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

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, the chief of the Narcotics Control Office, and the Head of Governance and Civil Society from the EU Delegation to Ghana, Mrs. Anna Lixi.

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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”, representatives from Customs, international organizations, private sector and academia will discuss matters relating to the various technologies used to manage flows of goods, people and means of conveyance across borders. Participants joining the event in-person will also have the opportunity to test and discover innovative solutions and equipment by visiting the Exhibition running in parallel to the Conference.

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