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26 January – International Customs Day

Published on January 26, 2024
Current Context: International Customs Day is celebrated annually on January 26th. This day honors the crucial role of customs departments worldwide in facilitating the movement of goods across borders.
26 January – International Customs Day
  • The Customs Cooperation Council (CCC) confirmed this date to be observed as International Customs Day in 1953.
  • The session was inaugurated in Brussels, Belgium, with members from 17 European countries attending that session.
  • In 1994, CCC was renamed as World Customs Organisation, and currently consists of 182 member states across the world.
  • In India, the responsibilities of the customs agencies are handled by the Central Board of Excise and Customs.
  • This day is celebrated to uplift leadership, guidance, and support to the customs administrations across the world, and the significance of their job.
  • The theme of this year’s International Customs Day is - Customs Engaging Traditional and New Partners with Purpose.


Q.1 What is the theme of International Customs Day 2024?
a. Customs Engaging Traditional and New Partners with Purpose
b. Customs for a Sustainable Future
c. Customs and the Environment
d. Customs and Global Trade

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