Message From ROCB Asia/Pacific

 

Dear readers,

 

It is a great pleasure and honor to extend my greetings from Bangkok. My name is Norikazu KURAMOTO as the new Head of the ROCB A/P for the next five years.

 

It is indeed a great honor and privilege to assume the post of the Head of the ROCB A/P which is the focal point of the capacity building activities in the Customs field for the regional Members.

 

I would like to briefly touch on some of my background. I have worked for Japan Customs, Ministry of Finance for almost 30 years. During my Customs career, I had been dedicated to various operational fields for the first 15 years, for example import and export clearance, passenger inspection, Customs laboratory, and trade statistics.

 

I have also worked for Japan Customs headquarters for the latter 15 years, which includes an overseas posting in the United States. The work experiences related to international affairs and capacity building are the great majority of my career. I strongly believe that my experience and knowledge will greatly contribute to the ROCB A/P and its endeavors.

 

I am very glad to work closely with Members in the Asia Pacific region. I look forward to every single opportunity to work with you.

 

Norikazu Kuramoto

Head of the ROCB A/P


Latest News

 Workshops/Meetings

27 – 29 September 2022, Seoul, Korea

At the invitation of the of Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific (RILO A/P), Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P participated in 33rd Administrative Meeting for National Contact Points of Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific (RILO A/P NCP Meeting) which was held in hybrid mode on 27 – 29 September 2022. 


19-28 September 2022, Seoul, Korea

The WCO and the UNESCAP organized the 5th UNNExT Masterclass: Facilitating Cross-border Paperless Trade using emerging technologies from 19 to 28 September 2022 in Seoul, Korea, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and the Korea Customs Service under the financial support of Customs Cooperation Fund of Korea (CCF/Korea). 


20 - 22 September 2022, Seoul, Korea

The Joint Anti-Drug Operation SIREN Debriefing Seminar was convened from 20 to 22 September 2022 in Seoul, Korea, under the sponsorship of the Korea Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Korea). 


2 and 5 September, 2022, Bangkok Thailand

At the invitation of Asian-Pacific Postal Union, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, the head of ROCB A/P attended the 60th Anniversary of Asian-Pacific Postal Union on 2nd September and the 9th APPU Postal Business Forum on 5th September respectively. 


29 August – 2 September 2022, RDTC Korea

The WCO Asia/Pacific regional Workshop on Canines was held from 29 August to 2 September 2022 at the Regional Dog Training Center (RDTC) Korea as the first face-to-face workshop in AP region after COVID-19 pandemic. The Workshop was hosted by the ROCB A/P in close cooperation with the WCO under the sponsorship of the Korea Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Korea). 


28 March - 1 April 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

The WCO National Workshop on combating counterfeiting and piracy for the Thai Customs Department was held from 28 March to 1 April 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand, under the sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). The Workshop was organized by the WCO in cooperation with the ROCB A/P as well as with the generous support of the Thai Customs Department. 


23 March 2022, Online Meeting hosted by ROCB A/P

On 23 March 2022, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P, and the staff of ROCB A/P met by online with Mr. Cheon-Jeong PARK, Head of RILO AP and his colleagues at the second ROCB-RILO meeting in this FY21/22, moderated by Mr. Ilkwon HAN, Program Manager of ROCB A/P. 

 Guest Visits

16 August, 2022, Bangkok Thailand

The ROCB A/P have a fruitful and constructive meeting with the Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for the Asia/Pacific region (RILO A/P) for further close cooperation in supporting Asia Pacific Members in this fiscal year as the same regional body of WCO in Asia Pacific region on 16 August 2022. 

 Staff Updates

Dear Colleagues,

My name is Kanyawarat SITTHIKUNPANIT. My nickname is Ploy. I’m the new staff at ROCB A/P for the Program Coordinator position. 


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