MAAs on 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 OverviewLast updated on​
Status summary of all Multilateral Mutual Assistance Customs Conventions/Agreements​ Customs​29 March 2017
JurisdictionDate 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
4 July 2018

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

​Jurisdiction​​​Date of Entry into Force
Algeria5 March 2003
Argentina  ​1 December 2013
Brazil​1 December 2012
Canada​9 November 2010
China (People’s Republic of)​1 February 2007
Czech Republic​15 April 2006
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
Uruguay                                           New!​1 September 2018
Zambia ​27 December 2017
​Zimbabwe​1 October 2015

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