International Customs Day 2018 was celebrated with various events and organisations both at the headquarters and in the regional directorates.
2018 International Customs Day has successfully focused on the promotion of a secure business environment for economic development. In that respect, all our officials actively participated in efforts to further develop our work in that subject matter.
This year`s ICD was celebrated with various activities, such as the ICD reception, in which all our staff was invited, as well as table tennis and chess tournaments in which personnel from central units competed at the headquarters. Male and female winners were awarded by the Minister of Customs of Trade Mr. Bülent TÜFENKCİ.
During the reception, 20 WCO Certificates of Merit were awarded to Customs officials and to representatives of private sector, who have demonstrated their commitment to “A secure business environment for economic development” theme with their work throughout the year.
The ICD 2018 was also celebrated in our field services with various activities such as running tournaments, trekking activities, visits to nursing home residents, blood donation campaigns, awareness raising educations for the children about the main aspects of Customs, and welcome treats to the drivers and passengers at the entry points of our country.