Revised Kyoto Convention
International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures
What is the Revised Kyoto Convention?
The Revised Kyoto Convention is widely regarded as the blueprint for modern and efficient Customs procedures in the 21st century. If implemented, it will provide international commerce with predictability and efficiency required by modern trade. The Revised Kyoto Convention elaborated on key governing principles, chief of which are:
- Transparency and predictability of Customs actions
- Standardization and simplification of the goods declaration and supporting documents
- Simplified procedures for authorized persons
- Maximum use of information technology
- Minimum necessary Customs control to ensure compliance with regulations
- Use of risk management and audit-based controls
- Coordinated interventions with other border agencies
- Partnership with the trade
Incidentally, the RKC was ratified by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in March 16, 2009 and the Senate concurred through Resolution No. 220 in February 1, 2010.