IcAo, IMo and wco strengthen ties for global sup­ply chain se­cu­rity

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Re­cently, the Sec­re­taries Gen­eral of the In­ter­na­tion­als Civil Avi­a­tion Or­gan­i­sa­tion (ICAO), In­ter­na­tional Mar­itime Or­gan­i­sa­tion (IMO) and the World Cus­toms Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WCO) met at IMO head­quar­ters in Lon­don yes­ter­day to en­hance col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween their or­gan­i­sa­tions on avi­a­tion, bor­der and mar­itime se­cu­rity and fa­cil­i­ta­tion. Ray­mond Ben­jamin (ICAO), Koji Sekimizu (IMO) and the WCO’s Ku­nio Mikuriya wel­comed the op­por­tu­nity for a strate­gic dia­logue on sup­ply chain risk man­age­ment is­sues that cut across the man­dates of in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions. ICAO and the IMO per­form their roles as spe­cialised agen­cies of the United Na­tions, while the WCO is an in­de­pen­dent in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal body. Com­ment­ing on the im­por­tance of the joint ef­forts, Ben­jamin said, “The avi­a­tion com­mu­nity has long recog­nised that the con­stantly evolv­ing threats posed by global ter­ror­ism must be met with highly co­or­di­nated trans­porta­tion se­cu­rity and bor­der con­trol mea­sures. Co­or­di­na­tion and co­op­er­a­tion, with part­ners such as the IMO and WCO, helps us to bet­ter an­tic­i­pate and mit­i­gate th­ese threats while min­imis­ing ad­verse im­pacts on in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­ger and trade flows.”

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