Every year, customs services around the world celebrate 26th January – the International Customs Day, through specially organized activities. This year the International Customs Day  is celebrated  under the theme "Scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by Embracing a Data Culture and Building a Data Ecosystem”.

Several legal entities made great efforts during this extremely difficult year thus assisting Customs in its daily operation. Hence, the Customs Administration decided to award representatives of external institutions and organizations with Certificates of Merit on behalf of the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Kunio Mikuria for standing out in establishing a sustainable and constructive business environment and finding solutions to deal with the COVID 19 crisis. Certificates will be awarded to Dr. Irina Sotirova Buhova - State Sanitary and Health Inspectorate, Olivera Miovska - AMERIT, Biljana Muratovska - MAKAMTRANS, Damjan Sotirovski - Betasped, Vlatko Serafimovski - Multisped, Marija Stojkovska – Dauti, Ana Malceva-Marinkovic - Office of the Prime Minister, Solza Kovacevska - Ministry of Information Society and Administration, Nikola Nikolov - Ministry of Information Society and Administration, Nadica Velevska - Ministry of Information Society and Administration.

Certificates of Merit will also be awarded to 5 customs officers - Zlatko Popovic, Suzane Alili, Renezijana Kiprijanova, Vesna Stanoeva and Olivera Chalovska, who have made particular efforts to implement projects in recent years that mean digital transformation and exchange of information and data between the state agencies and other customs administrations.

On the occasion of the International Customs Day – 26th January we are conveying the messages from Mr. Kunio Mikuria, Secretary General of the WCO and by Ms. Slavica Kutirov, Director General of the Customs Administration of the Republic of North Macedonia.

Message from WCO Secretary General Dr.Kunio Mikuriya

Message from Customs Director General M-r Slavica Kutirov

Video with Certificate recipients