The document Serious and Organized Crime Threats Assessment - SOCTA 2021 was presented today at an official event organized by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of North Macedonia, i.e. public Security Bureau, supported by the OSCE Mission in Skopje. Customs Director General Slavica Kutirov attended the event, together with the representative who took part in the activities of the task force for the preparation of this document.

A Workshop on security and safety aspects of the implementation of the Authorized Economic Operator Programme in CEFTA is held today and tomorrow in Skopje. This workshop is organized under the USAID program for Economic Development, Governance and Enterprise Growth (EDGE), with the support of the German Society for International Cooperation GIZ, through the Regional Economic Integration Support Project. The workshop was attended by senior representatives of the Customs Administration, the USAID Mission in Skopje, GIZ and a US customs expert, as well as representatives of customs from all CEFTA member states.

The Mobile Customs teams in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior prevented an attempt for drug trafficking.

The Director General of the Customs Administration Slavica Kutirov and the Assistant Director for International Cooperation Zlatko Veterovski are attending the 139th/140th Sessions of the World Customs Organization’s (WCO) Council, which is being held within 23 - 25 June 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. The Council discusses key topics in the field of global customs cooperation, as well as issues that are essential for the harmonization of customs operations in the world, and is attended by Directors of Customs Administrations of 183 countries or territories. This year's Council Session is a jubilee, marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the World Customs Organization. On this occasion, besides Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya, Princess Astrid of Belgium and the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Finance Vincent Van Petegem also addressed the delegates.

Yesterday, the Director General of Customs Administration had a working meeting with representatives of the USAID Office in Washington and the USAID Office for Economic Development, Governance and Enterprise Growth - EDGE in Skopje. They discussed the benefits of the successful cooperation so far and possible future joint projects.