Legal Obligations and Development Instruments
A vote for a new draft convention on supply chain security would reduce the probability of transportation of mass destroying weapons. Legally there will be improved surveillance, and convention members shall be able to access increased security levels and reduced threats from illegal cargo. Another implication is more cooperation between the country and the private sector in improving security in the supply chain. Another implication is the improved legal intelligence through the adoption of the convention draft. Hence legally, the adoption will improve the legal situation towards security in the supply chain in the country.
The legal significance of voting for a resolution on adopting aspects of the Cancun conference outcome on climate change includes increased legal bindings for member countries. The other implications include increased transparency and support for developing countries. The other legal implication is ensuring the rise of global temperature be maintained below 2%. The other legal implication is the reduction in emissions that lead to climate change in the continent. A further implication is the need to contribute to a global fund on global change to improve environmental protection. The other legal significance is that the country will improve mitigation in many parts of the economy.
The adoption of WCO environment recommendations will legally bind a member to improve the protection of the environment activities. The other legal significance is ensuring environmental crimes are reduced by member countries. The other legal implication of voting for the environmental recommendations is the need to improve and monitor exports by all member countries. This will enable the reduction and eradication of the circulation of illicit goods, which will help the countries improve environmental protection. The other legal significance is the improvement of habitat protection practices and the provision of incentives for the people in the community to protect the environment.
A vote for the declaration on the use of detection technology has legal significance, which mainly entails acceptance to use technology in customs checking. This legally means the country has to acquire train and develop personnel to carry out custom checking at ports. Further, it also implies the purchase and installation of detection technology in the ports in the country. Another legal significance is that the country will have to set up a channel for information sharing between custom technology experts. Further, the country will be legally obligated to install and run detection and radiation equipment in the ports as engrained in the declaration.
Lastly, the legal significance is that the country is legally obligated to increase resources deployed to risk management through increasing funds on screening and detection against threats at ports. A reduction in physical inspection and increased freight screening also apply with voting for the declaration of use of detection technology.