Integrity in customs: Taking stock of good practices
Integrity in customs: Taking stock of good practices
December 2016

The G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group requested the OECD to prepare a Compendium of good practices to strengthen integrity in customs, based on a questionnaire developed under the leadership of Mexico.

This is an important endeavour by both the G20 and the OECD, as customs administrations play an essential role in facilitating global trade while reinforcing integrity in cross-border exchanges and collecting public revenue. Evidence shows that addressing lack of integrity in customs can create significant benefits for the public and private sectors, as well as society as a whole.

Integrity in customs
Key recommendations
Further integrate integrity risks in customs administrationsí overall risk assessments.
Boost a culture of integrity and performance within customs by including integrity in performance appraisals.
Conduct effective security checks both upon recruitment as well as on an ongoing basis thereafter.