The world customs was established during 2002 , with its initial name Customs Co-operation Council (CCC). During 1994, the Council adopted the working name World Customs Organization, to more clearly reflect its transition to a truly global intergovernmental institution. It is now the voice of 179 Customs administrations, three-quarters of which are developing countries divided into 6 regions, which operate on all continents and represent all stages of economic development. Today, WCO Members are responsible for processing more than 98% of all international trade The WCO provides leadership, guidance and support to Customs administrations to secure and facilitate legitimate trade, realize revenues, protect society and build capacity.
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