International Customs Day 2023: 26th January 2023

  • International Customs Day (ICD) is observed every year on January 26 globally to commemorate the maiden session of the World Customs Organization (WCO) held in 1953.
  • Theme 2023: Nurturing the next generation: Promoting a culture of knowledge-sharing and professional pride in Customs
  • The WCO was previously known as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC).
  • It was formed in 1952 in Brussels.
  • Aim of WCO: To boost the efficiency of customs authorities.