The selections for this year were announced by the International Customs Division (ICD), Central Board of Customs and Excise, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
The WCO Certificate of Merit was awarded by Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Union Minister of State for Finance, Government of India, Member Parliament (Rajya Sabha) at a glittering event organized by Government of India on 27th January 2018 in New Delhi.
International Customs Day is celebrated internationally to mark formation of World Customs Organization in 1952. World Customs Organization is an intergovernmental organization comprising of Customs department of over 180 countries.
Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Secretary Shri Hasmukh Adhia, Smt. Vanaja Sarna Chairperson Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) along with all members of the CBEC. Many other representatives of various Government departments and other senior and retired officers of Indian customs were also present in the event.
Mr. Shah is Immediate Past President of Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI), Partner with JBS Group of Companies and Chief Mentor and Director with JBS Academy, an education institute engaged in the skill development of workforce in Logistics sector. He has written 2 books on Customs in India and is a recipient of many awards in the Logistics sector.