On July 2-3, 2019, the Risk Management group assembled again in order to discuss the experiences after the two-month piloting of joint risk profiles. The pilot program lasted from April 1 to June 20, 2019. The group assessed the work and discussed the lessons learned from the experience of using the earlier developed risk profiles. The group agreed to focus on 4 risk areas, which are areas of common interest where coordinated actions are most needed. So far, discussions have thrown light on some crucial issues that need to be addressed to be able to ensure implementation progress and a significant trade facilitation impact. It became clear that more effort is needed to tap the potential of regional customs cooperation. The focus of the RM group in the upcoming period will be to strengthen through enhanced cooperation and coordination between the customs authorities to respond adequately to risks that tend to transcend national borders.
July 5, 2019