International Organizations, Transparency and Standards

22 July 2016 – Increasingly, and with good reason, we demand transparency in all walks of life such as our political, commercial, professional sectors (including our professional sports persons) but, above all, from our governments and the international governmental bodies that they support.

It is therefore disturbing to observe a less than transparent approach being adopted in a number of inter-governmental organizations that have a ...

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Open Letter to the Secretary General World Customs Organization

Dear Secretary General Mikuriya

The WCO Data Model – The Need for a Change in Policy

I write this open letter on behalf of my company, Illumonus LLC, and also on behalf of many others software companies (global and niche), traders, standards experts and, informally, members of customs authorities who have expressed serious concerns to me or to my colleagues concerning the WCO’s current highly restrictive policy regarding the dissemination and potential use of the WCO Data Model.

I also write ...

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