ICC Customs Guidelines

The International Chamber of Commerce, also referred to as the World Business Organization, prepared a set of 54 Customs Guidelines back in 2003 addressing critical areas related to Customs as an institution as well as a border agency. The guidelines were revised in collaboration with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and published again in the 2012 edition. The 2012 edition contains 57 guidelines that present a comprehensive set of practices that ICC considers should characterize all modern customs administrations.

Below is the list of the 54 guidelines:
Guidelines 1 and 2 - Strategic Plan
Guideline 3 - Customs Workforce
Guideline 4 - Customs Integrity
Guideline 5 - Customs Employee Identification
Guideline 6 - Fraud Investigation
Guideline 7 - Kyoto Convention
Guideline 8 - Temporary Admission
Guideline 9 - Advance Entry
Guideline 10 - Electronic Entries
Guideline 11 - De Minimis
Guideline 12 - Use Of Agents
Guideline 13 - Compulsory Warehousing
Guideline 14 - Selective Examination
Guideline 15 - Bonding and Duty Deferral
Guideline 16 - Reasonable Time Limits
Guideline 17 - Non-intrusive Inspection
Guideline 18 - customs Performance Measurement
Guideline 19 - Post Entry Procedures
Guideline 20 - Convergence of Official Controls
Guideline 21 - Working Hours
Guideline 22 - Statistical Information
Guideline 23 - Export Documentation
Guidelines 24 and 25 - Transit Conventions and customs Co-operation
Guidelines 26 and 27 - Transit Automation and Secure Payment Systems
Guideline 28 - Publication of Strategic Plan and Regulations
Guideline 29 - Consultation with Trade
Guideline 30 - Memoranda of Understanding
Guideline 31 - Ombudsman and Information Office
Guideline 32 - Automated Payment
Guideline 33 - Electronic Filing
Guideline 34 - Information Technology Standards
Guideline 35 - Automated Information
Guideline 36 - Automated Risk Assessment
Guideline 37 - Data Collection Discipline
Guideline 38 - Harmonized System
Guideline 39 - WTO Valuation Agreement
Guidelines 40, 41, 42 and 43 - Issue of Advance Rulings, customs Experts, Technical Facilities and Publication of Rulings
Guidelines 44 and 45 - Rules of Origin
Guideline 46 - customs Offences (Kyoto Annex)
Guidelines 47 and 48 - Disputes and Appeals
Guidelines 49 and 50 - WCO Membership and Mutual Assistance
Guidelines 51, 52, 53 and 54. - Air Passenger Processing

Pages that cite the Guidelines:

Advance ruling
Appeals & Disputes Resolution
Authorized Traders
Coordinated Intervention
Customs Broker
Customs Risk Management
Customs Transit
De minimis
Deferred payment
Electronic Customs Duties and Taxes
Formal trade consultation
Guarantee and Security
Integrity
Mutual Recognition
NII technology
Opening Hours
Post Clearance Audit
Pre-arrival processing
Publication
Release time