BRUSSELS, Belgium – Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ana B. Hinojosa of the Office of International Affairs was elected as Director of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Compliance and Facilitation Directorate.
"I couldn’t be more pleased to congratulate Ana Hinojosa on her election to this important role," said Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. "Ana’s 28 years of experience with the legacy U.S. Customs Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have prepared her to serve the international Customs community and lead the WCO into the future."
She was elected to the post by leaders of Customs Services from around the world during the opening of the 125th/126th World Customs Organization Council Meeting.
In her new role, Hinojosa will supervise the WCO’s critical global efforts related to compliance and facilitation, which include many of the most pressing issues facing Customs Services today, such as supply chain security, data harmonization, coordinated border management and enforcement. She will assume the post Jan. 1, 2016.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.