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World Customs Organization (WCO) memoranda of understanding with the tobacco industry

A representative of the World Customs Organization (WCO) spoke about WCO’s mandate and regional structure. WCO’s expertise in a number of matters addressed in the Protocol was pointed out. In response to a request from a Party, WCO confirmed that it does not have a policy supporting or encouraging the conclusion of memoranda of understanding between the tobacco industry and countries’ customs services.

The World Bank cooperates with the Convention Secretariat in advising Parties which have undertaken needs assessments to strengthen their tax policies to contribute to improving the health status of their populations.