The purpose of this document is to present the concept of Collective Action applicable in the context of enhancing integrity and combating corruption in Customs.
The document introduces the theme and outlines what Collective Action is, the context in which it may take place, the practicalities involved, the barriers to be faced and the issues to be considered when such initiatives are launched.
The Capacity Building Committee of the World Customs Organization is invited to:
- take note of this document and the presentations and discussions to be held on the matter;
- encourage WCO Members to pursue innovative approaches, such as Collective Action, to enhance integrity and combat corruption in Customs and Tax administrations by sharing their progress and challenges;
- provide guidance to the WCO Secretariat and its Members as to the way forward with regard to Collective Action.