Thomas W. Bifwoli

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Mr Thomas W. Bifwoli is a career Customs Officer who works for the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). He worked in the Regional Intelligence Liaison Office before being appointed the head of the Mombasa Anti-smuggling team in 2005. In May 2006, Mr Thomas W. Bifwoli was appointed by the UN secretary General Kofi Annan to serve on the UN Panel of Experts as the Customs and Border control expert . The United Nations Panel of experts concerning the Sudan is established by the UN Security Council Resolution 1591 of March 2005 . Its mandate is to among others monitor the Arms Embargo on Darfur.

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), is an agency of the government of Kenya that is responsible for the assessment, collection and accounting for all revenues that are due to government, in accordance with the laws of Kenya.

Mombasa City in Mombasa County, Kenya

Mombasa is a coastal city of Kenya along the Indian Ocean. It is the country's oldest and second-largest city, with an estimated population of about 1.5 million people in 2017. Its metropolitan region is the second largest in the country and has a population of approximately 3 million people. Administratively, Mombasa is the county seat of Mombasa County.

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Mr. Thomas W. Bifwoli was subsequently re-appointed for one year to continue serving on the Panel until Sept 2007. On 5 December 2007, he was appointed by the UN secretary General Ban Ki-moon to be the coordinator of the Panel until 15 October 2008 . Mr. Bifwoli now works as the head of the World Customs Organization Regional Intelligence Liaison Office (WCO RILO) for Eastern and Southern Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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World Customs Organization intergovernmental organization

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is an intergovernmental organization headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. The WCO is noted for its work in areas covering the development of international conventions, instruments, and tools on topics such as commodity classification, valuation, rules of origin, collection of customs revenue, supply chain security, international trade facilitation, customs enforcement activities, combating counterfeiting in support of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), drugs enforcement, illegal weapons trading, integrity promotion, and delivering sustainable capacity building to assist with customs reforms and modernization. The WCO maintains the international Harmonized System (HS) goods nomenclature, and administers the technical aspects of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements on Customs Valuation and Rules of Origin.


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