Greek adviser elected tariff director at World Customs Organisation

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Konstantinos Kaiopoulos was elected director of Tariff & Trade Affairs at the World Customs Organisation (WCO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday.

Kaiopoulos was elected during the 137th Session of the WCO, which was held digitally on December 12, 2020.

The Greek candidacy was actively promoted by the Greek Embassy in direct cooperation with the General Secretariat for International Economic Relations and Extroversion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This is the first time a Greek has been elected to high ranking position in the World Customs Organization (WCO), in the context of which important decisions are made that affect the tariff regime and in general the conditions of import of goods in world trade.

Kaiopoulos, who has served as advisor for customs matters to the secretary general for Public Revenue in Greece, will assume office on 1 January 2021.

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