For the eleventh time – ten in a row – Zlatan Ibrahimovic yesterday evenkng was awarded the prize as Swedens’ best football player. 

The Golden Ball was handed over to Zlatan at a ceremony in Stockholm. 

Since Zlatan also stopped his knternational career in the Swedish natilnal team this year after the EuroCup 2016 om France, the Swedish Football Federation annapunced that they will raise a statue of Ibrahomovic in Stockholm outosde the national arena. 

When Zlatan played in Paris Saint-Germain he once joked that if the French would replace the Eiffel tower with a statue of Zlatan he would consider to continue playlng for PSG.

Now he has his statue, the best player in the world. Zlatan plyed 116 games and scored 62 goals (national record) for Sweden 2001-2016. 

Today I had meetings with the Federation of Brazilian Industry (CNI) in Brasilia. 

Together with Allianca Procomex, we have worked with CNI during the last three years on reform and modernization of Customs and Trade. It is a great partner in Brazil, always looking for ways to improve Brazilian competiveness. 

This week I am in Brasilia working on AEO Brazil Phase III, Integrated AEO – crating a Single Government AEO Status. Exiting work.

The pilot is done with Receita Federal (Customs), MAPA/Vigiagro (Agriculture) and ANVISA (Health), making reality of the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards Pillar III: Customs to other Government Agency Cooperation. Together with Allianca Procomex we work as the international consultant and advisor in the design, development and implementation of this pioneer project, that is also fully linked to the new Brazilian Single Window. 

Today we had a very good seminar and workshop with the Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA). They have made an impressive progress since our last project meeting. During the seminar with top management we discussed the design of the integrated AEO process and the development of AEO Agriculture part of the single starus process.
The Secretary participated and gave his strong support for the project.

Agriculture will become the first agency signing up for the Single Government AEO Status, adding their criteria and benefits to the programme, meaning that if you have the AEO Status you are acknowledged of both agencies, using a single common application/validation/certification process.

The new model will create the best AEO benefit programme in the world. 

This is paramount groundbreaking developments for the AEO instrument. It is exiting to see the progress made by colleagues in Brazilian Government. 

We had a great seminar in Brasilia with involved agencies and we are making fast progress forward.