International Customs Day celebrated on 26th January
Every year on 26th January, International Customs Day (ICD) is celebrated worldwide by the custom organizations to commemorate the very first official conference of the Customs Co-operation Council which means the World Customs Organization (WCO) which was established in the year 1952 comprising of 182 custom administration members and is called as the only intergovernmental organization which solely features the customs matters.
This year the day is dedicated to the contribution of Customs towards a sustainable future and it is celebrated with the slogan “Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet”.
The day is observed for recognizing the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security across the globe by focusing on the challenges and the working conditions that are faced by the customs officials.
This worldwide observance day is not an official holiday and schools & government offices are open on this day. All members of the World Customs Organization have celebrated this day and have showcased their efforts in the arena.