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WADA/ WCO Partnership: A significant boost to antidoping

WADA/ WCO Partnership

Brussels, 18 July – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the World Customs Organization (WCO) that will give a significant boost to the fight against doping in sport.

The memorandum was signed at the WCO's Brussels headquarters and will foster co-operation in activities of common interest in the areas of anti-doping and the trafficking of doping substances within the organizations' respective mandates.

It will include co-operation in the collection, storage and exchange of information, the setting up of information sessions and seminars, and cross-organization alerts on trends observed in the areas of anti-doping and the trafficking of doping substances.

The memorandum further supports the national and international anti-doping measures referred to in the UNESCO 'International Convention against Doping in Sport', which to date has been ratified by 159 member states.

The World Customs Organization is the sole competent global intergovernmental organization in customs matters, whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of customs worldwide.

Just to remind - WADA is the independent international agency funded equally by governments and the sport movement, whose mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide campaign for doping-free sport.