Message From ROCB Asia/Pacific

Welcome to the ROCB A/P website!

 

WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB A/P) was established in September 2004 as the first ROCB aiming at coordinating and improving the Customs capacity building activities in line with the WCO’s regionalization approach. 

 

Environment surrounding the Customs operation is very diverse and evolving consistently. Stage of Customs modernization varies from one WCO Member administration to another. Administration’s priority varies as well.  In tandem with the development in ICT, expansion of global trading system as well as continued changes in business practices for international transactions of the goods, Customs administrations in the Asia/Pacific region are striving for its reform and modernization to provide due dividends accrued to the nations. Region’s capacity building activities conducted by the ROCB A/P are categorized based on 4 pillars of its objectives, namely: (i) To support the implementation of the WCO Conventions, instruments and tools; (ii) To further enhance collaboration with development partners; (iii) To improve needs analysis, planning, delivery and management of regional capacity building activities; and (iv) To enhance communication and information sharing among Members administrations.

 

This website is to provide some of the snapshots on the Customs capacity building activities in the Asia/Pacific region and continue communication with the regional Member and development partners. 

 

Above activities cannot be pursued by the ROCB A/P alone and, in fact, it requires the region’s commitment and cooperation with great leadership of the Regional Vice Chair and the support from the Regional Training Centers as well as the region’s experts in various domains. In this regard, the ROCB A/P would like to call for continued commitment and support of these stakeholders. At the same time, the ROCB A/P expresses its sincere appreciation to the donor administrations and development partners for generous funding for these capacity building activities coordinated by the ROCB A/P.

 

Kazunari IGARASHI 

Head of the ROCB A/P


Latest News

 Workshops/Meetings

3-7 December 2018, Suva, Fiji

The WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services (FRCS), organized the WCO Sub-regional Workshop on Customs Valuation on 3-7 December 2018 at the WCO Regional Training Center in Suva (FRCS Training Center) with sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


29 November 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

At the invitation from Director of the Indonesian Customs and Excise Education and Training Center (Pusdiklat BC), Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the ASEAN Seminar on Customs Human Resource Development, held on 29 November 2018 at the Education and Training Center under the initiatives of the Indonesian Customs as coordinator for Customs capacity building within the ASEAN framework. 


26 -30 November 2018, Yangon, Myanmar

The WCO National Workshop for Myanmar Customs on border enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) was held on 26-30 November 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar, under the sponsorship of Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


20-23 November 2018, Shanghai China

The WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and the General Administration of China Customs (GACC), organized the WCO Regional Workshop on Combating Environmental Crime and the Debriefing of the WCO Operation “Demeter IV” on 20-23 November 2018 in Shanghai, China, with financial sponsorship of Customs Cooperation Fund of China (CCF/China). 


26-30 November 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

The WCO organized 5-day National Workshop on Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing ion Bangkok, Thailand, under the sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan), in which 15 English-speaking Thai Customs representatives participated. 


14-16 November 2018, Jaipur, India

28th WCO A/P Regional Contact Points (RCPs) Meeting was convened on 14 November 2019 for a 3-day session in Jaipur, India, under the initiative of the Regional Vice Chair, i.e. India. 38 delegates from 20 A/P regional Member administrations and 5 representatives from the WCO Secretariat, the RILO A/P and the ROCB A/P, as permanent observers, attended the Meeting and discussed series of region’s collective efforts in such important topics 

 Special Topics

8 November 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

On 8 November 2018, Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues paid courtesy visits to Mr. Boonthiem Chokevivat and Mrs. Chalida Phungravee, newly appointed Deputy Directors General (DDG) of the Thai Customs Department (TCD) 


12 October 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

On 12 October 2018, Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues paid a courtesy call to Mr. Krisada Chinavicharana, new Thai Customs Director General. 

 Guest Visits

20 November 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Bhutan Customs delegation headed by Mrs. Yeshey Seldon, Commission of Customs and Excise Division of the Department of Revenue and Customs, visited the ROCB A/P on 20 November 2018 on the occasion of their field visit trip to Thailand. 


2 November 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Krisada Chinavicharana, Director General of the Thai Customs Department, made a short visit to the ROCB A/P with his staffs to observe the Office furnishing and working environment. 


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