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28 and 29 January 2021: a seminar to raise awareness of the new European customs rules was organised

by the WAPCO, with the support of Le Groupe La Poste

This seminar was aimed at the Posts of the ECOWAS zone, which will be impacted by the forthcoming security, customs and tax regulations in the European Union.


It was addressed to decision-makers as well as to the industrial and strategic managers of the posts concerned. The customs and tax authorities were also involved in this event so that they could take the true measure of the impact of these regulations on the postal logistics chain.


The seminar participants were made aware of the main differences between the Electronic Advance Data model developed at the UPU and the European "ICS2" early warning models as well as the new customs clearance procedures for low value consignments and those related to the taxation of goods.


The participants (more than 60 in total) were very interested in the presentations made by the experts from Le Groupe La Poste, who are prepared to answer any questions they may have.