Belizean successfully completes World Customs Organization Career Development Program

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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017. 8:36 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The 2016/2017 World Customs Organization (WCO) – Japan Career Development Programme came to a close on Friday, July 14th at the WCO Headquarters, where 10 customs officials from around the globe graduated from the program.

For the first time in history a Belizean customs officer,  Therese Martinez, graduated from the 10-month program based in Brussels.

Martinez dedicated her time at the WCO specializing in Facilitation as a Professional Associate under the Compliance and Facilitation Directorate. She participated in four WCO missions abroad which included trips to Pakistan, Nigeria, Guatemala, and the Netherlands. Martinez presented a final paper on the themes of trade facilitation and security to the Secretary General of the WCO Dr. Kunio Mikuriya.

The Government of Belize and the Embassy of Belize in Brussels congratulated Martinez on her accomplishment and wished her all the best in her career.

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