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Kunio Mikuriya has been secretary general of the World Customs Organization (WCO) since January 1 2009. He provides leadership and executive management for the global customs community’s priorities, including developing global customs instruments, standards and tools; securing and facilitating global trade; realising revenues; building customs-business partnerships; and delivering capacity building in support of customs reform and modernisation. In addition, Dr Mikuriya is leading efforts in support of implementation of the World Trade Organisation Trade Facilitation Agreement.
Before joining the WCO, he worked for Japan’s Ministry of Finance for 25 years. Dr Mikuriya has a degree in law from the University of Tokyo and a PhD in international relations from the University of Kent.
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