agreements on mutual administrative assistance – customs 


The purpose of the agreements regarding mutual administrative assistance between two or more customs administrations is to -
  • enable the administrations to exchange information
  • provide each other with technical assistance
  • undertake surveillance and investigations together, with, and on behalf of, each other
  • co-operate with each other in order to enhance the efficiency of their operations



Multilateral MAA Customs Conventions/Agreements


​Status Overview Last updated on​
Status summary of all Multilateral Mutual Assistance Customs Conventions/Agreements​ Customs ​29 March 2017



Jurisdiction Date of Entry into Force
Multilateral Southern African Customs Union Agreement on Mutual Administrative Assistance ​8 March 2017



Shortcuts to SACU website for the Multilateral Convention on the Mutual Administrative Assistance on Customs matters​ Links​​
Status of Agreements concluded by the Southern African Customs Union States​



Bilateral MAA Customs Agreements


Status Overview Last updated on
Status overview of all customs agreements on mutual administrative assistance 29 June 2017


The Customs MAAs have been arranged in alphabetical order per jurisdiction for ease of reference.

​Jurisdiction ​Date of Entry into Force
Algeria 5 March 2003
Argentina   ​1 December 2013
Brazil ​1 December 2012
Canada ​9 November 2010
China (People's Republic of) ​1 February 2007
Democratic Republic of Congo ​1 May 2008
France ​1 July 2000
India ​1 October 2008
​Iran ​1 August 2012
​Japan ​2 July 2012
Mozambique ​12 January 2006
Netherlands ​1 April 2003
Norway ​1 November 2006
​Sudan ​1 December 2015
​Turkey ​1 November 2009
United Kingdom ​1 June 2000
United States of America (USA) ​1 August 2001
​Zimbabwe ​1 October 2015


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