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137 th SESSION OF THE COUNCIL VIRTUAL MEETING

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Heads of Delegation of some 150 WCO Member Customs administrations took part in the 137th Session of the WCO Council, the Organization’s supreme decision-making body, which was held virtually from 10 to 12 December 2020.

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MONGOLIAN CUSTOMS SEIZED 205 KG OF SILER ROOTS DURING THE CUSTOMS CONTROL

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On 27 August 2020, 10 bales of Siler Roots (дэрвэгэр жиргэрүү, Saposhnikovia divaricate, Fang Feng in Chinese and bangpung in Korean) which weighed 205 kg in total were seized by Mongolian Customs at Gashuunsukhait Customs office Coal export terminal. The roots were concealed in coal loads on a vehicle. An attempted smuggling was committed by a Mongolian national L. who himself drove the vehicle.

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MR. B.ASRALT, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE GENERAL CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION HELD AN OFFICIAL MEETING WITH MR. TSAI WENRUI, AMBASSADOR OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TO MONGOLIA.

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Today, Mr. B.Asralt, Director General of the General Customs Administration held an official meeting with Mr. Tsai Wenrui, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Mongolia. During the meeting, the two parties had exchanged their ideas on port upgrades, construction work, 600 million yuans grant from the Chinese government for efficient projects, training of customs officers, training of detector dogs, joint fights against smuggling of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and opportunities to increase exportation of mineral and agricultural products in order to increase foreign trade turnover.

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LETTERS OF EXCHANGE OF THE PROJECT HAS BEEN SIGNED FOR NON-REFUNDABLE AID OF CNY 600 MILLION TO MONGOLIA FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF BORDER INSPECTION EQUIPMENT

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Letters of exchange of the project has been signed by Minister of Finance Ch.Khurelbaatar and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Mongolia Chai Wenrui, on behalf of their respective countries(2020.07.31). Present at the signing ceremony were State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance S.Narantsogt, Director of the Mongolian Customs General Administration B.Asralt, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China Yang Qingdong, Commercial and Economic Counsellor Sun Xuejun and other corresponding officials.As part of Customs reform, CNY 600 million non-refundable aid will be used for customs inspection equipment to be installed at Major Ports

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KAZAKHSTAN CUSTOMS WINS THE 2020 WCO PHOTO COMPETITION

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Every year the World Customs Organization is organizing photo competition. The theme of the WCO Photo Competition 2020 is “Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet”. Which is based on the WCO 2020 slogan.

A photo submitted by Kazakhstan Customs, as part of the annual WCO Photo Competition, has been voted as the winner of the competition 2020 edition.

The photo shows a Customs officer in uniform alongside his faithful friend, ready to start the day despite the risks posed by the spread of COVID-19.

It is crucial for Customs to continue to ensure the safety of goods and to facilitate global trade while, at the same time, guaranteeing the protection of society, especially during this health crisis.

The judging criteria for submission of photos will include the artistry; the originality; the situation portrayed; the atmosphere; and the colours.

Resource:http://www.wcoomd.org/en/media/newsroom/2020/july/kazakhstan-customs-wins-the-2020-wco-photo-competition.aspx