Customs of the Americas and the Caribbean have elected their candidate for the WCO

·       Ricardo Treviño, General Administrator of Customs of the Tax Administration Service, obtained the majority.

VALPARAÍSO. Following the election of the candidate of the Americas and the Caribbean Region for the post of WCO Deputy Secretary General (2018 – 2022), voting scheduled for December 2017, as approved by Customs Directors General on 6 July in Brussels, Ricardo Treviño Chapa, General Administrator of Customs of the Tax Administration Service (SAT) of Mexico was elected.

In this process, the other candidate for representing the Region in the ECO elections was Jhon Fonseca Ordoñez, Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica.

After the close of voting period, between 9:00 and 19:00 hrs. (Local time in Chile), on Monday, 14 August – and subsequent vote counting both in-person and online votes, Teviño obtained the simple majority of the votes cast. 

Twenty seven (27) validly cast votes were received from Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, United States, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Santa Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.

Bolivia National Customs, represented by its Executive President, Ms. Marlene Ardaya, and the Head of the International Affairs Unit, Mr. Mauricio Sierra; the Regional Secretariat and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Maria Luisa Eichhorst; Acting Director of Chile Customs, Pablo Ibáñez and the Head of International affairs department, Fabián Villarroel, on behalf of Regional Vice-chair, integrated the Depository Committee.