due to the increasingly transnational nature of crime, effective crime prevention requires good collaboration and effective cooperation mechanisms at the international level. in the spirit of the “globally networked customs” initiative, the wco has established an “information and intelligence centre (i2c)” at its hq to facilitate communication and coordination on customs compliance and law enforcement-related matters.
the i2c operates under the auspices of the wco compliance and enforcement sub-directorate. in its first iteration, the centre will promote four key goals:
- enable better operational law enforcement coordination at the international level
if you don’t know who to contact in country x on an operational matter, get in touch with us and we’ll help you.
- provide members with a help-desk function/interface for law enforcement subjects at international level.
should you need consultation or help with any enforcement matter, give us a call and let’s see what we can do to help you.
- collect and distribute open source intelligence and other non-restricted customs-related intelligence to members on regular basis
instead of delivering you an intelligence report once a year (wco illicit trade report), we will additionally provide you with intelligence on weekly basis.
- support/co-host wco law enforcement operations
intelligence and operational coordination support for wco’s global operations across the five key customs risk areas.