The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariats have been worked together with Member Customs administrations, including the TRICK partner, Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency - Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM), private sector representatives and other stakeholders, to investigate how the use of disruptive technologies can make Customs process more efficient and easier for border management.
In World Customs Organization (WCO)’s 2021 Annual Consolidated Survey (ACS), Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency presented TRICK project as an example of use of disruptive technology to contribute to trade facilitation.
The results of the Survey have been included in a Paper and in a Report published jointly by the WCO and WTO:
The Study Report on Disruptive Technologies 2022 focuses on seven technologies: blockchain, internet of things, artificial intelligence and machine learning, biometrics, drones, virtual reality and 3D printing. It looked into what each technology is about and how they are used in general.
The report explores their use in the Customs and border management environment, the risks and benefits, as well as their potential use in the future.
It serves as an important source of information and provides a number of possible recommendations for policy actions that will ensure the Customs’ contribution towards the paperless trade agenda and the implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation.
The Study Report 2022 is a collaborative result which not only reflects latest developments but also demonstrates new use cases by Members and stakeholders. The TRICK project is included as an example, which TRICK leverages blockchain technology to offer the certification of high-quality manufacturing products.
TRICK is thrilled to invite you to read the full paper and TRICK’s section on page 49 under the following links:
And WCO/WTO joint paper “The role of advanced technologies in cross-border trade: A customs perspective” on TRICK’s blog previous post (link)