Workshops/Meetings


Dr. Mikuriya Secretary General promote SIEs Initiative with UN Ambassadors 
29 June 2021, Bangkok Thailand by online

At the invitation of Fiji's Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), HE Mr. Satyendra Prasad, leading the UN Pacific Group, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General have the briefing meeting of WCO Small Island Economies (SIEs) Initiative with 16 Ambassadors and Representatives to the UN of Small Island States from the Pacific region and Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, the Head of the ROCB A/P attend the meeting held on 28 June 2021. 


ROCB A/P attended the bilateral meeting with US-ASEAN Business Council 
22 June 2021, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the of US-ASEAN Business Council, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, the Head of the ROCB A/P participated a bilateral meeting held virtually on 22 June 2021. Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, Ms Sherman Yu also joined the meeting to provide support. 


ROCB A/P attended the 10th ASEAN World Customs Organization (WCO) Consultation at the 13th Meeting of the ASEAN Directors- General of Customs 
10 June 2021, online, Bangkok Thailand

At the invitation of the ASEAN Secretariat, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P attended the 10th ASEAN – World Customs Organization (WCO) Consultation at the 13th Meeting of the ASEAN Directors- General of Customs virtually held on 10 June 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand. Ms. Sherman YU, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P also attended. 


The WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Virtual Workshop on Canines 
8-10 June 2021, Online workshop hosted by ROCB AP

The WCO Asia/Pacific regional Virtual Workshop on Canines was held from 8 June to 10 June 2021. 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). 


ROCB A/P promotes WCO Instruments on Disaster Relief at the ASEAN Logistics EXPO 
24 May 2021, Online, Bangkok

At the invitation of the Humanitarian and Emergency Logistics Innovation Expo (HELIX), Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P delivered the presentation about WCO instruments on disaster relief on behalf of the WCO. 


WCO Free Zone Virtual Workshop for Asia/Pacific Region 
26-28 April 2021, Online Workshop

The WCO Free Zone Virtual Workshop for Asia/Pacific Region was held from 26 to 28 April 2021. The Workshop was organized by WCO under the sponsorship of the China Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/China) and hosted by ROCB A/P. 


The WCO Asia-Pacific Regional Online Workshop on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement 
19-21 April 2021, Online Workshop hosted by ROCB A/P

The WCO Asia-Pacific Regional Online Workshop on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) was held 19 to 21 April 2021. The Workshop was organized by the WCO under the sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


ROCB A/P attends the WCO A/P 22nd Regional Heads of Customs Administrative Conference 
6-7 April 2021, Online

The WCO A/P 22nd Regional Heads of Customs Administrative Conference (RHCA) was held online from 6 to 7 April organized by the Customs and Excise of the Republic of Indonesia as Vice Chair. 


The WCO Regional Virtual Workshop on Data Analytics for AP 
30 March – 1 April 2021, Online workshop hosted by ROCB AP

The WCO regional Virtual Workshop on Data Analytics for AP region was held from 30 March to 1 April 2021. 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). 


WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Online Experience-Sharing Workshop on Disruptive Technologies 
22-24 March 2021, Online Workshop

The WCO Asia/Pacific (AP) Regional Online Experience-Sharing Workshop on Disruptive Technologies was held from 22 to 24 March 2021. The Workshop was organized by WCO under the sponsorship of the China Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/China). 


ROCB A/P celebrate opening new building of Thai Customs Academy 
16 March 2021, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the Director-General of Thai Customs Department, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P and his colleagues attended the Opening Ceremony of New Building of Customs Academy. 


ROCB A/P attends the Maritime Stakeholder Meeting “Countering wildlife trafficking and other illicit trade through Thai seaports and maritime supply chains” 
9-10 March 2021, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the Royal Thai Customs, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head, and Ms. Yuko Mamiya, Program Manager of ROCB A/P attended the Maritime Stakeholder Meeting “Countering wildlife trafficking and other illicit trade through Thai seaports and maritime supply chains” held from 9 to 10 March 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand. 


ROCB A/P joined the 12th Capacity Building Committee 
22 - 24 February 2021

The 12th Capacity Building Committee (CBC) was held on 22 to 24 February 2021 in a virtual manner. Approximately 300 delegates from Member administrations including other international organizations participated. From ROCB A/P, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head, Ms. Yuko Mamiya, Program Manager, Ms. Pavida Boonmun, Assistant Program Manager and Ms. Vareemon Chairungsrilert, Program Coordinator also attended. 


16th Global Meeting of the WCO Regional Structures 
18-19 February 2021

Given consideration to the severe adverse impact of COVID-19 in the world, the 16th Global Meeting of the WCO Regional Structures was convened virtually on 18-19 February 2021, based at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. 


The WCO/JICA Joint Sub-Regional Master Trainer Programme (MTP) Preparatory Meeting for the Pacific Islands 
26 January 2021, Online Workshop hosted by ROCB A/P

The WCO/JICA Joint Sub-Regional Master Trainer Programme (MTP) Preparatory Meeting for the Pacific Islands was held on 26 January 2021 by online. The Meeting was organized by the WCO, JICA and ROCB A/P. 


WCO First Online Regional Workshop on E-Commerce for the Asia-Pacific Region 
12-15 January 2021, Online Workshop hosted by WCO

The first WCO Online Workshop on E-Commerce for the Asia-Pacific Region was held from 12 to 15 January 2021. The Workshop was organized by WCO under the sponsorship of the China Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/China). 


ROCB A/P attends WCO Global Free Zone Online Conference 
14 December 2020

The first WCO Global Free Zone Online Conference was convened virtually on 14 December 2020 at the WCO Headquarters with support of the Government of Japan. 


ROCB A/P appreciate for the Host Administration 
Bangkok Thailand, 9 December 2020

Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, the Head of ROCB A/P conveyed his deepest appreciation to Thai Customs Department as the host administration of ROCB A/P since it established in 2004 for their long standing and generous supports to ROCB A/P and its capacity building activity for Asia Pacific Members at the collaboration learning event which is named Thank Thai Workshop on 9 December 2020. 


The WCO Virtual Regional Workshop on Organizational Performance Measurement for the Asia-Pacific region 
01-04 December 2020, Online Workshop hosted by WCO

The WCO Virtual Regional Workshop on Organizational Performance Measurement for the Asia-Pacific region was held 1 to 4 December 2020. 


The WCO Virtual Regional Workshop on Disaster Management and Supply Chain Continuity in time of COVID-19 for the Asia-Pacific region 
30 November-03 December 2020, Online Workshop hosted by WCO

The WCO Virtual Regional Workshop on Disaster Management and Supply Chain Continuity in time of COVID-19 for the Asia-Pacific region was held from 30 November to 3 December 2020. 


ROCB A/P promotes WCO A/P Regional Structures’ Research Function at the 15th WCO Annual PICARD Conference 
26 November 2020, Online Conference hosted by the WCO

WCO 15th Annual PICARD Conference was held by online and Dr. Tong Hua, Programe Manager of the ROCB A/P was joined the session of “Capacity Building and the PICARD Programme” on 26 November 2020 as a selected speaker globally by the WCO PICARD Conference Scientific Board, and which was moderated by WCO Capacity Building Directorate. 


The WCO Sub-regional Virtual Workshop on Post Clearance Audit for the Pacific Islands 
23-26 November 2020, Online Workshop hosted by ROCB A/P

The WCO Sub-regional Virtual Workshop on Post Clearance Audit for the Pacific Islands was held from 23 to 26 November 2020. 


WCO A/P Joint Session of Regional Heads of Customs Administrative Conference and Regional Contact Points Meeting 
12 November 2020, Online Meeting Hosted by Vice Chair

The WCO A/P Joint Session of 21st Regional Heads of Customs Administrative Conference (RHCA) and 30th Regional Contact Points (RCP) Meeting were held online on 12 November 2020 organized by the Customs and Excise of the Republic of Indonesia as Vice Chair. 


WCO Sub-regional Virtual Workshop on Post Clearance Audit for ASEAN 
2-6 November 2020, Bangkok Thailand

In collaboration with the WCO, the ROCB A/P organized the WCO Sub-regional Virtual Workshop on Post Clearance Audit (PCA) for ASEAN on 2-6 November 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand, under the sponsorship of Customs Cooperation Fund Japan (CCF/Japan). 


18th Meeting of Heads of WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Training Center 
15th October 2020, Online Meeting Hosted by ROCB A/P

The 18th Meeting of Heads of WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Training Center was organized and hosted online by ROCB A/P on 15th October 2020. 


ROCB A/P attends the celebration of 50th Anniversary of the Asian-Pacific Postal College (APPC) 
10 September, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of Mr. Lin Hongliang, Secretary General of the Asian-Pacific Postal Union (APPU), Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P, and Dr. Tong Hua, Program Manager of ROCB A/P, joined the “the Celebration of 50th Anniversary of the Asian-Pacific Postal College (APPC)” at APPU headquarters located in Thailand Post on 10 September 2020. 


ROCB A/P participates the ASEAN DGs – WCO Consultation 
19 August 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the of Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Director-General (DG) of Customs Meeting for 2020, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, and Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P, participated the “ASEAN Customs DGs – WCO Consultation” held virtually on 19 August 2020. 


ROCB A/P joined the Webinar on Capacity Building at the Turning Point: Challenge the Tradition or Embrace Transformation organized by the Indonesian Customs 
12 August 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the Indonesian Customs Training Center, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P, and Ms Chloe AU, Program Manager of ROCB A/P, joined the “Webinar on Capacity Building at the Turning Point: Challenge the Tradition or Embrace Transformation” on 12 August 2020 as resource persons. 


WCO/JICA Joint Sub-regional MTP Introductory Webinar for the Pacific Islands 
5 August 2020, Webinar

The WCO/JICA Joint Sub-regional MTP Introductory Webinar for the Pacific Islands was held on 5 August 2020. 


ROCB A/P joined Trade Facilitation Webinar by Indonesia Customs 
30 July 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the Directorate General of Customs and Exercise (GDCE), Ministry of Finance of the Republic Indonesia, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, the Head of the ROCB A/P joined the Webinar on Trade facilitation and the Role of Customs and delivered his keynote speech. 


ROCB A/P Congratulates Indonesia Customs as New Vice Chair 
15 July 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the Directorate General of Customs and Exercise (GDCE), Ministry of Finance of the Republic Indonesia, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P and his colleagues attended the Virtual Launching Event of Vice Chair office by online. 


ROCB A/P joins the WCO Virtual Working Group (VWG) on the review of the Integrity Development Guide (IDG) 
6 April-28 June 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the WCO Secretariat, Dr. Tong Hua, as the representative of the ROCB A/P, joined the WCO Virtual Working Group (VWG) on the review of the Integrity Development Guide (IDG) for 12 weeks in total between 6 April and 28 June 2020. 


The 11th Capacity Building Committee Meeting 
4-6 March 2020, Brussels, Belgium

Under the theme “Manage Change Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” the 11th Capacity Building Committee was convened on 4-6 March 2020 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and approximately 180 delegates from Member administrations including non-Member administrations and other international organizations (UN, WTO) attended. Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues also attended. 


15th Global Meeting of WCO Regional Structures 
2-3 March 2020, Brussels, Belgium

The 15th Global Meeting of the WCO Regional Structures was convened on 2-3 March 2020 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and delegates from Regional Offices for Capacity Building (ROCB), Regional Training Centers (RTC), Vice Chairs’ Offices, Regional Intelligence Liaison Offices (RILO), Regional Customs Laboratories (RCL) and Regional Dog Training Centers (RDTC) attended. Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues also attended 


ROCB A/P attends the WCO Integrity Sub-Committee and Enforcement Committee 
20-21 February, and 24-28 February 2020, Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Tong Hua, Programe Manager of the ROCB A/P, attended the 19th Session of the WCO Integrity Sub-Committee (ISC) (20-21 Feb) and the 40th session of the WCO Enforcement Committee (24-28 Feb) held in Brussels, Belgium respectively. 


WCO Sub-Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Customs Valuation 
20-24 January 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

The WCO Asia Pacific Sub-Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Customs Valuation was held on 20-24 January 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand, under the sponsorship of Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


ROCB A/P joins the Regional Seminar for OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Products 
15 January 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) held the Regional Seminar for OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Products on 14-16 January 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 


WCO Sub-regional Workshop on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy 
13-17 January 2020, Suva, Fiji

In collaboration with the WCO and the Fiji Revenue & Customs Service (FRCS), the ROCB A/P organized the WCO Sub-regional Workshop on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy on 13-17 January 2020 at the WCO Regional Training Center in Suva, Fiji, under the sponsorship of Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


WCO Regional Workshop on AEO 
16-20 December 2019, Kashiwa, Japan

The WCO Regional Workshop on raising awareness on the development of regional cooperation and strategy in the context of Authorized Economic Operators(AEO) was held on 16-20 December 2019 at the WCO Regional Training Center in Japan(Japan Customs Training Institute(CTI)), under the sponsorship of Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


ROCB A/P attends WCO Global Security Conference 
11-12 December 2019, Brussels, Belgium

At the invitation of the WCO Secretariat, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the WCO Global Security Conference held on 11-12 December 2019 at Brussels, Belgium. 


ROCB A/P attends the WCO second Global Meeting of Integrity Experts 
16-19 December 2019, Xiamen, China

At the invitation of the WCO Secretariat, Dr. Tong hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, participated in the WCO second Global Meeting of Integrity Experts from 16 to 19 December 2019 at the WCO Regional Training Center (RTC) in Xiamen, China. 


The Head of ROCB A/P pays a formal visit to RTC-China (Shanghai Customs College) 
2-3 December 2019, Shanghai, China

At the invitation of the RTC-China, Shanghai Customs College (SCC), Mr Norikazu Kuramoto, the Head of ROCB A/P, and Dr. Tong Hua, the Program Manager of ROCB A/P, paid a formal visit to SCC from 2 to 3 December 2019. 


ROCB A/P attends the Debriefing of Operation of Thunderball & Demeter V 
26-28 November 2019, Shenzhen, China

The ROCB A/P Head Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto and Programe Manager Dr. Tong hua attended the debriefing on Operation of Thunderball & Demeter V and workshop in Shenzhen from 26 November to 28 November 2019. 


WCO A/P Regional Contact Points Meeting in India 
18-20 November 2019, Puducherry, India

29th WCO A/P Regional Contact Points (RCPs) Meeting was held on 18 November 2019 for a 3-day session in Puducherry, India, organized by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) as Vice Chair. 


31st Administrative Meeting for National Contact Points of RILO A/P 
13-15 November 2019 Chiang Mai, Thailand

At the invitation of the Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific (RILO A/P), Mr Norikazu Kuramoto, the Head of ROCB A/P, and Ms Chloe Au, the Program Manager of ROCB A/P, attended the 31st Administrative Meeting for National Contact Points (NCP) of RILO A/P held on 13-15 November in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 


ROCB A/P participates in UN SEA of Solutions Conference 2019 and witnesses Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards 2019 in Bangkok 
11-14 November 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Dr. Tong Hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P participated in UN SEA of Solutions Conference 2019 in Bangkok on the 11 to 14 of November 2019 as a representative of the WCO and its environmental team. 


ROCB A/P promotes WCO Instruments and Tools on HRM and Training Management among Customs Attachés based in China 
7-8 November 2019, Jinan, China

At the invitation of the General Administration of China Customs (GACC), Dr. Tong Hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P attended the Customs Attachés’ Club (CAC) Seminar on Human Resource Management (HRM) and Training Management, as a resource person and WCO Accredited Expert on HRM, in Jinan City of Shandong Province, China from 7th November to 8th November, 2019. 


ROCB A/P attends the 14th edition of the annual WCO PICARD Conference 
22-24 October 2019, Skopje, North Macedonia

At the invitation of the WCO Secretariat, Dr. Tong Hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, together with more than 240 delegates from international organizations, think tanks, academia and Customs administrations participated in the WCO 14th Annual PICARD Conference which took place in Skopje, North Macedonia, from 22 to 24 October 2019. 


ROCB A/P introduces the WCO Instruments and Tools on Risk Management and Pre-Arrival Processing to Combodia Customs representatives in Thailand 
15-16 October 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the ARISE Plus Cambodia project, Dr. Tong hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, attended the Study Tour on Pre-Arrival Processing (PAP) and Risk Management (RM) of Cambodian Customs Officials to Thailand held on from 15 to 16 October 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. 


ROCB A/P accompanies WCO Secretary General for a policy dialogue with Vanuatu Customs 
2-4 October 2019, Port Vila, Vanuatu,

Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, accompanied Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, for his visit to Port Vila, Vanuatu, on 2 to 4 October 2019 for a policy dialogue with the Customs and Inland Revenue of Vanuatu. 


WCO Global Canine Forum in Melbourne 
1-3 October 2019, Melbourne, Australia

At the invitation of the WCO Secretariat, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the Fifth WCO Global Canine Forum held on 1-3 October 2019 at Melbourne, Australia. 


Meeting with the WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Intelligence Liaison Office 
27 September 2019, Seoul, Korea

To strengthen the connection and collaboration between the two WCO regional offices in implementing the WCO strategies and policies in the Asia/Pacific region, Mr Norikazu KURAMOTO, Head of ROCB A/P, lead his team to meet Mr. LEE Min-gun, Head of RILO A/P, and his officials on 27 September 2019 in Seoul, Korea. 


17th Meeting of Heads of WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Training Center 
25-26 September 2019, Cheonan, Korea

The 17th Meeting of Heads of WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Training Center (RTC) was successful convened on 25-26 September 2019 at the Customs Border Control Training Institute (CBCTI) in Cheonan, Korea. 


WCO Sub-regional Workshop on Small Islands Economies for the Pacific 
10-14 September 2019, Suva, Fiji

WCO Sub-regional Workshop on Small Island Economies (SIEs) was held on 10-14 September 2019 at the WCO Regional Training Center in Suva, Fiji, with sponsorship of the Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF), Oceania Customs Organization (OCO), Commonwealth, The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and Her Majesty Revenue and Customs (HMRC). 


ROCB A/P supports Indonesia Customs in developing human resources 
12-14 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

At the invitation of Indonesia Customs and Excise education and training center and Corporate University of Ministry of Finance (PKN STAN), Dr. Tong Hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, as resource person and guest speaker. 


The Head of ROCB A/P Paid a Courtesy Call on UN Partners 
21 August 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

For further enhancing relationship and partnership, on 21 August 2019, Mr. Norikazu KURAMOTO, the Head of the ROCB A/P, with his colleagues paid a courtesy call on the UNESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) and the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand. 


ROCB A/P accompanies WCO Secretary General for a policy dialogue with Indonesia Customs 
25 and 26 July 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia,

Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, accompanied Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, for his visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, on 25 and 26 July 2019 for a policy dialogue with the Indonesia Customs. 


ROCB A/P accompanies WCO Secretary General for a policy dialogue with Timor-Leste Customs 
22 and 23 July 2019, Dili, Timor-Leste,

Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, accompanied Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, for his visit to Dili, Timor-Leste, on 22 and 23 July 2019 for a policy dialogue with Timor-Leste Customs. 


ROCB A/P accompanies WCO Secretary General for a policy dialogue with Tonga Customs 
18 and 19 July 2019, Nuku'alofa, Tonga,

Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, accompanied Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, for his visit to Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on 18 and 19 July 2019 for a policy dialogue with the Ministry of Revenue and Customs of Tonga. 


ROCB A/P contributes to develop the ASEAN Guidelines for Detecting and Preventing Wildlife Trafficking 
9-10 July 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

The 2nd Regional Workshop on Developing ASEAN Guidelines for Detecting and Preventing Wildlife Trafficking was hosted by the Royal Forest Department of Thailand and jointly organized by the ASEAN Secretariat with USAID and US-ASEAN on 9-10 July 2019, Bangkok, Thailand, with the financial support of USAID. 


ROCB A/P shares good practices on training management with RTC Khmelnytskyi 
1-4 July 2019, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

At the invitation of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS), Dr. Tong Hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, as a resource person, joined the Training Management workshop held from 1 to 4 July 2019 at the WCO Regional Training Center (RTC) & the WCO Regional Dog Training Center(RDTC) in Khmelnytskyi, Ukriane. 


WCO Follow Up Mission on People Development Plan of the BCED 
18-20 June 2019, Nassau, Bahamas

At the invitation of the WCO Secretariat, from 18-20 June 2019, Dr. Tong hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, with other experts from the WCO worked together with their counterparts in the Bahamas Customs and Excise Department (BCED) to review the administration’s Human Resource Management (HRM) and training approaches at the BCED Headquarter in Nassau, Bahamas. 


Joint UPU–WCO Postal Security Workshop on Countering Transportation of Dangerous Contraband in the Asia Pacific Region 
10-13 June 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

The Joint UPU–WCO Postal Security Workshop on Countering Transportation of Dangerous Contraband in the Asia Pacific Region was held on 10-13 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand with the financial support of the United States. 


28th Meeting of the ASEAN Directors General of Customs 
12 June 2019, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, accompanied Mr. Ricardo Trevino, Deputy Secretary General (DSG) of the WCO, to attend the 28th Meeting of the ASEAN DGs of Customs, which was held on 12 June 2019 in Vientiane, Lao PDR 


ROCB A/P introduces the work progress of the Comprehensive Review of the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) at FIATA Region A/P Field Meeting 
10 June 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), Dr. Tong Hua of the ROCB A/P participated in and contributed to the 13th FIATA Region Asia/Pacific (RAP) Field Meeting held on 10 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, to which about 60 representatives from FIATA members attended. 


ROCB A/P spoke about the WCO Cross-Border E-Commerce Framework of Standards to business representatives in Thailand 
6 June 2019, Bangkok, Thailand


At the invitation of the Royal Thai Embassy in Belgium, Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the Thailand – European Union Seminar on E-Commerce and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) held on 6 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. 


ROCB A/P highlights the WCO Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-commerce at Asia Pacific Postal College 
5 June 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the Asian-Pacific Postal Union (APPU), Dr. Tong Hua of the ROCB A/P, as a guest speaker, contributed to the Workshop on Network Innovation for China Express Sector in ASEAN Countries, which was held from 29 May to 5 June 2019 at the Asian-Pacific Postal College in Bangkok, Thailand. 


WCO Asia Pacific Security Conference 
28-30 May 2019, Kyoto, Japan

At the invitation of the WCO Secretariat, Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the WCO Asia Pacific Security Conference held on 28-30 May 2019 at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan. 


WCO Regional Workshop on the Accreditation of Technical and Operational Advisors on IPR 
27-31 May 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

Under the sponsorship of the CCF/Japan, the WCO Regional Workshop on the Accreditation of Technical and Operational Advisors (TOA) on IPR was held on 27 - 31 May 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Ms. Saori Nojima, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, participated in the Workshop as a facilitator along with two facilitators from the WCO Secretariat. 


5th Meeting of the UNNExT Task Force on Cross-border Electronic Data Exchange 
14-16 May 2019, Xiamen, China

At the invitation of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), in cooperation with the General Administration of China Customs (GACC), Mr. Hong-Young Jo of the ROCB A/P attended 5th Meeting of the UNNExT Task Force on Cross-border Electronic Data Exchange held on 14 - 16 May 2019 in Xiamen, China. 


21st Oceania Customs Organisation Annual Conference 
13-15 May 2019, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

At the invitation of Mr. Jose C. Mafnas, Director of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Customs Service cum Chairman of the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO), Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the 21st OCO Annual Conference, which was held on 13-15 may 2019 in Saipan, CNMI, along with Mr. Ricardo Trevino, Deputy Secretary General of the WCO. 


20th WCO A/P Regional Heads of Customs Administration Conference 
8-10 May 2019, Kochi, India

20th WCO A/P Regional Heads of Customs Administration (RHCA) Conference was convened on 8-10 May 2019 in Kochi, India, in which more than 80 delegates from 19 Member administrations participated. 


WCO/JICA IPR Benchmarking Study for East African Revenue Authorities to Thailand 
7, 8 and 10 May 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

Under the WCO/JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) project, a total of 11 officers from five revenue authorities of the East African Community (EAC), namely Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, and two representatives from EAC Secretariat visited Thailand for a benchmarking study on IPR and Customs Control on 7, 8 and 10 May 2019. 


10th Session of the WCO Capacity Building Committee 
8-10 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium

10th Session of the WCO Capacity Building was convened on 8-10 April 2019 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. 


14th Global Meeting of the Heads of the ROCBs, RTCs and Vice Chairs’ Offices 
4-5 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium

14th Global Meeting of the Heads of the ROCBs, Regional Training Centers (RTCs) and Vice Chairs’ Offices was convened on 4-5 April 2019 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. 


WCO Regional Workshop on Non–Intrusive Instrument equipment and Automated Threat Recognition 
1-5 April 2019, Shanghai, China

The WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and the General Administration of China Customs (GACC), organized the WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Workshop on Non–Intrusive Instrument (NII) equipment and Automated Threat Recognition on 1-5 April 2019 at the new international training facility of the WCO Regional Training Center in Shanghai, China under the sponsorship of Customs Cooperation Fund of China (CCF/China). 


WCO Sub-regional Workshop on Risk and Compliance Management for the Pacific 
18-22 March 2019, Suva, Fiji

The WCO Sub-regional Workshop on Risk and Compliance Management for the Pacific was held on 18-22 March 2019 at the WCO Regional Training Center in Suva, Fiji, under the sponsorship of Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


ROCB A/P continuously focuses on the Environmental topics of the WCO Enforcement Committee 
11-15 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Tong hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, together with other more than 200 Customs Delegates participated in the 38th Session of the WCO Enforcement Committee(EC) which took place in Brussels from 11 to 15 March 2019 under the theme ”SMART Customs: Knowledge-based Customs Enforcement”. 


ROCB attends the 6th Meeting between the GDCE of Cambodia and Developing Partners 
5 March 2019, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

At the invitation from the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) of Cambodia, Ms. Saori Nojima, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, attended the 6th meeting between the GDCE and their development partners held on 5 March 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 


WCO Regional Workshop on Training Management 
4-8 March 2019, Kashiwa, Japan

The WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and Japan Customs, organized the WCO A/P Regional Workshop on Training Management on 4-8 March 2019 at the WCO Regional Training Center in Japan, i.e. Japan Customs Training Institute (CTI) in Kashiwa, Japan, under the sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


ROCB A/P accompanies WCO Secretary General for a policy dialogue with Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department 
27 February – 1 March 2019, Hong Kong, China

Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, accompanied Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, for his visit to Hong Kong, China, on 27 February – 1 March 2019 for an informal policy dialogue with Hong Kong Customs Service executives. 


ROCB A/P promotes the WCO Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce 
26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD, Thailand), Dr. Tong hua, Program manager of the ROCB A/P, participated in the ITD Regional Workshop on Digital Trade and Future Commerce held on 25-28 February 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, as a guest speaker. 


ROCB A/P accompanies WCO Secretary General for a policy dialogue with Macao Customs 
26-27 February 2019, Macao, China

Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, accompanied Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, for his visit to Macao, China, on 26-27 February 2019 for an informal policy dialogue with Macao Customs Service executives. 


WCO AP High-Level Regional Seminar on Data Analytics for Customs 
25-28 February 2019, Incheon, Korea

The WCO organized the WCO A/P High-Level Regional Seminar on Data Analytics for Customs on 25-28 February 2019 in Incheon, 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) to support the WCO Members’ application of data analytics to their current risk management practices and provide some food-for-thought for their effective use of open source data and tools for data visualization. 


WCO A/P Regional Workshop on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing 
21-25 January 2019, Kashiwa, Japan

The WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and the Japan Customs, organized the A/P Regional Workshop on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing on 21-25 January 2019 at the Japan Customs Training Institute in Kashiwa, Japan, under the financial support of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


WCO National Workshop on Risk Management for Thailand 
The WCO organized the National Workshop on Risk Management on 21-25 January 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, under the sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


ROCB A/P joins inauguration of the WCO Section at the NACIN Library 
19 December 2018, Faridabad, India

At the invitation of Director General of the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Tax and Narcotics (NACIN) of India, Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the inauguration ceremony of the WCO Section at the NACIN Library on 19 December 2018. 


ROCB A/P discussed the IPR Border Enforcement with CLMVT Customs administrations 
13 - 14 December 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

As an initiative of Thai Customs, the Workshop on Trade Facilitation Agreement and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) was held on 10 -14 December 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, and Ms. Saori Nojima, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, participated in the IPR-related sessions on 13 -14 December 2018 as a resource speaker. 


WCO National Workshop for Cambodia Customs on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights 
4 -7 December 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The WCO National Workshop for Cambodia Customs on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) was held on 4-7 December 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, under the sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan) and in close cooperation and coordination with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). 


WCO Sub-regional Workshop on Customs Valuation for the Pacific 
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). 


ROCB A/P discusses Customs Human Resource Management with ASEAN Member administrations 
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. 


WCO National Workshop for Myanmar Customs on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights 
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). 


Customs jointly ensure the security of the global ecological environment 
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). 


WCO National Workshop on Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing for Thailand 
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. 


WCO A/P Regional Contact Points Meeting 
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 


WCO National Workshop for Lao Customs on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights 
12 -16 November 2018, Vientiane, Laos

The WCO National Workshop for Lao Customs on border enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) was held on 12-16 November 2018 in Vientiane, Laos, under the sponsorship of Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


WCO-UNESCAP 4th UNNEXT MASTERCLASS: License, Permits, Certificates and Other regulatory requirements (e-LPCO) in a Single Window Environment 
5-14 November 2018, Cheon An, Korea

The WCO and the UNESCAP organized the 4th UNNExT MASTERCLASS: License, Permits, Certificates and Other regulatory requirements (e-LPCO) in a Single Window Environment from 5 November to 14 November 2018 in the Customs Border Control Training Institute (CBCTI) in Cheon An, 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) to support the WCO Members’ commitment to the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and effective use of information and communications technology in the introduction of the National Single Window environment in the A/P region. 


ROCB A/P promotes the WCO instruments and tools for the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement 
30-31 October 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

At the request from the WCO Secretariat, Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, participated in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Inter-Subregional Forum on Enhanced Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) held on 30-31 October 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, as a resource speaker, along with Ms. Milena Budimirovic of the WCO Secretariat. 


16th WCO Regional Training Center (RTC) Heads Meeting 
24-25 October 2018, Shanghai, China
The ROCB A/P convened 16th Meeting of the Heads of the WCO A/P Regional Training Center (RTC) at the Shanghai Customs College (SCC) on 24-25 October 2018 and 27 delegates from 8 RTCs as well as the WCO Secretariat and the ROCB BA/P participated in it. 


ROCB A/P has policy dialogue with Solomon Islands government officials and its stakeholders towards WCO Membership 
24-25 September 2018, Honiara, Solomon Islands

At the invitation of Ms. Sarah Wickham, Acting Controller of the Solomon Islands Customs, Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P as a WCO representative, visited the Solomon Islands to have political dialogues with senior government officials to pave the way for joining the WCO. 


WCO Regional Workshop on Frontline Border Capability against Terrorist Threats 
17-21 September 2018, Sydney, Australia

The WCI, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and the Australian Border Force (ABF), organized the WCO A/P WCO Regional Workshop on Frontline Border Capability against Terrorist Threats on 17-21 September 2018 in Sydney, Australia, under the financial sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


ROCB A/P introduces the WCO trade facilitation instruments and AEO Program at the Trade Facilitation International Conference 
11 September 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

At the requests from the Customs General Administration of Mongolia (CGAM) and the Korea Customs Service (KCS), Mr. Hong-Young Jo of the ROCB A/P attended the Trade Facilitation International Conference held on 11 September 2018 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, under the support of the World Bank Group International Finance Corporation. 


ROCB A/P Attends the 30th Administrative Meeting for NCP of RILO A/P 
4-6 September 2018, Solo/Surakarta, Indonesia
At the invitation from the Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific (RILO A/P), Ms. Saori Nojima, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, attended the 30th Administrative Meeting for National Contact Points (NCP) of RILO A/P, which was held on 4-6 September 2018 in Solo/Surakarta, Indonesia. 


ROCB A/P delivers lectures to a WCO accredited Russian University 
30 August-7 September 2018, Saint Petersburg, Russia

At the invitation from the North-West Institute of Management of Russian Presidential Academy (RANEPA Branch), Dr. Tong Hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, attended an Academic Seminar on Customs Modernization, which was held on 30 August-7 September 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. 


ROCB A/P emphasizes the role of Customs in combating illicit wildlife trade 
28-29 August 2018, Changwat Pathum Thani, Thailand

At the request of the WCO Secretariat, Dr. Tong hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, represented the WCO to the Conference on ‘Science, Technology, and Innovation for Addressing Wildlife and Forest Crimes and Attaining SDGs’ held from 28 to 29 August 2018 at the AIT Conference Center, Thailand, as a guest speaker. 


ROCB A/P introduces the WCO instruments and AEO Program at the UNESCAP Regional Workshop on Trade Facilitation for Sustainable Development 
7-10 August 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), in cooperation with the International Trade Development Institute (ITD), Mr. Hong-Young Jo of the ROCB A/P attended the ESCAP-ARTNeT/ITD Regional Workshop on Trade Facilitation for Sustainable Development held from 7 to 10 August 2018 at the UN Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. 


WCO supports Mercator Program Gap Analysis and Strategic Planning for Cambodia Customs 
6-15 August 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The WCO Mercator Program Gap Analysis and Strategic Planning Support Mission for General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) was held on 6-15 August 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia under the sponsorship of Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


WCO A/P Regional High-Level Seminar of Cross-Border E-Commerce Framework of Standards 
16-17 July 2018, New Delhi, India

The WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and the Central Board of Indirect tax and Customs (CBIC) of India, organized the WCO A/P Regional High-Level Seminar of Cross-Border E-Commerce Framework of Standards (FoS) on 16-17 July 2018 at a hotel in New Delhi, India, with financial sponsorship of Customs Cooperation Find of Japan (CCF/Japan). 


ROCB A/P joins the Assumption Ceremony of India’ A/P Vice Chair 
16 July 2018, New Delhi, India

At the invitation of the Central Board of Indirect Tax and Customs (CBIC) of India, Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the Assumption Ceremony of WCO A/P Vice Chair of India, which was held on 16 July 2018 at a hotel in New Delhi, India, back-to-back with the WCO A/P Regional High-Level Seminar on Cross-Border E-Commerce Framework of Standards. 


WCO Sub-Regional Workshop for ASEAN Member States on Border Enforcement on Counterfeiting and Piracy 
9-13 July 2018, Langkawi, Malaysia

The WCO Sub-Regional Workshop for ASEAN Member States (AMS) on Border Enforcement on Counterfeiting and Piracy was held on 9-13 July 2018 in Langkawi, Malaysia, under the sponsorship of Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


WCO Global Mercator Program Advisor Seminar 
2-6 July 2018, Brussels, Belgium


The second WCO Global Mercator Program Advisor (MPA) Seminar was held at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on 2-6 July 2018 with a view to continuously providing a platform for MPAs to share experiences in their respective missions under the Mercator Program and update the recent developments in the initiatives undertaken by the WCO and its development partners so that the MPAs may provide the down-to-the-earth support in the tailor-made track approach. 


WCO Council Session 
28-30 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium

At the invitation by the WCO Secretariat, Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, participated in the 132nd Session of the WCO Council, which took place on 28-30 June 2018 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, as an observer. 


ROCB A/P participates in the CAREC Meeting for supporting implementation of the WTO TFA 
25-28 June 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Mr. Hong-Young Jo of the ROCB A/P, participated in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Inaugural Meeting of Regional Trade Group (RTG) and CAREC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM), which were held consecutively on 25-26 June 2018 and 27-28 June 2018 respectively in Bangkok, Thailand. 


ROCB A/P introduces the WCO tools at the UNEP Risk Profiling Workshop 
20-22 June 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation from the UN Environment Ozon Action Asia and Pacific Office, Dr. Tong Hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, attended the Risk Profiling Workshop for Customs and Border Control Officers and National Ozone Officers of India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which was held from 20 to 22 June 2018 at the UN Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand, as a resource person. 


WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Workshop on Compliance and Enforcement Package (CEP) 
11-15 June 2018, Nagoya, Japan

The WCO, in cooperation with the Japan Customs and the ROCB A/P, organized a Regional Workshop on Compliance and Enforcement Package (CEP) on 11-15 June 2018 at the Nagoya Customs, Japan. This was the first WCO workshop held at the Nagoya Customs. 


The ROCB A/P renews cooperative ties with the OCO 
11-13 June 2018, Melbourne, Australia

At the invitation of the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO), Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P participated in the 20th OCO Annual Meeting held on 11-13 June 2018 in Melbourne, Australia, accompanying Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, as an observer. More than 60 delegates from the OCO Member administrations and partner entities, including the WCO, participated 


ROCB A/P attends the WCO IT Conference and Exhibition 2018 
6-8 June 2018, Lima, Peru

Mr. Tong hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, attended the WCO IT Conference and Exhibition (WCO ITC) 2018 held from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Lima, Peru. The WCO ITC discussed the various topics for “Building a Reliable Digital Landscape to Boost Cross-Border Trade”, the theme of this year’s Conference. 


ROCB A/P contributes to the Asian-Pacific Postal Union (APPU) Workshop 
30 May 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the Asian-Pacific Postal Union (APPU), Dr. Tong Hua of the ROCB A/P, participated and contributed to the Workshop for State Post Bureau China on Belt and Road Initiative, which was held on 30 May 2018 at the Asian-Pacific Postal College in Bangkok, Thailand, as a guest speaker. 


ROCB A/P speaks at a regional meeting to counter online sales of counterfeit and illicit medicines 
15-17 May 2018, Singapore

At the request from the WCO Secretariat and the invitation from the INTERPOL, Ms. Saori Nojima, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, attended the Asian Region Meeting held from 15 to 17 May 2018 in Singapore as a representative of the WCO to discuss joint enforcement against counterfeit and illicit medicines. 


A Training Strategy Development support to Lesotho Revenue Authority 
14-18 May 2018, Maseru, Lesotho

At the invitation of WCO Secretariat, Dr. Tong Hua, the ROCB A/P Program Manager, joined the WCO Seminar on Training Strategy and Simplified Human Resource Management (HRM) Diagnostic Study held from 14 May to 18 May 2018 at the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) Training Center in Maseru, Lesotho, as chief expert. 


19th Regional Heads of Customs Administration Conference 
14-17 May 2018, Sigatoka, Fiji

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS), who is currently assuming the role of the WCO A/P Regional Vice Chair, convened the 19th Regional Heads of Customs Administration (RHCA) Conference on 14-17 May 2018 in Sigatoka, Fiji, and more than 50 delegates from the regional Member administrations and observers from the WCO Secretariat as well as RILO A/P and ROCB A/P participated in this high-level regional conference. Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the Conference. 


The ROCB A/P represents the WCO to the ASEAN Meeting for the Customs Directors General 
3 May 2018, Langkawi, Malaysia

At the request of the WCO Secretariat and invitation from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD), Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the 27th Meeting of the ASEAN Directors General (DGs) Meeting held on 3 May 2018 in Langkawi, Malaysia, as a representative of the WCO. 


WCO A/P Regional Workshop on Human Resource Development 
24-27 April 2018, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

The WCO, in cooperation with the Viet Nam Customs and the ROCB A/P, organized the Regional Workshop on Human Resource Development (HRD) from 24 May to 27 May 2018 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam under the sponsorship of the Korea Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Korea). 


WCO A/P Regional Workshop on Environmental Topics 
23-27 April 2018, Shanghai, China

The WCO, in cooperation with the General Administration of China Customs (GACC) and the ROCB A/P, organized the Regional Workshop on Environmental Topics from 23 May to 27 May 2018 at RTC-China (Shanghai Customs College) under the sponsorship of the China Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/China). 


WCO Regional Workshop on Capacity Building of Customs Laboratories 
17-19 April 2018, Busan, Korea

The WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and Korea Customs Service (KCS), organized the WCO Regional Workshop on Capacity Building of Customs Laboratories from 17 April to 19 April 2018 in Busan, Korea, under the financial support of Customs Cooperation Fund of Korea (CCF/Korea) to enable the sharing of analytical techniques in the A/P region. 


ROCB A/P participates in the UNESCAP Capacity Building Workshop on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation 
20-23 March 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Mr. Hong-Young Jo of the ROCB A/P attended the Capacity Building Workshop on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation: Implications of Emerging Technologies held from 20 to 23 March 2018 at the UN Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. 


ROCB A/P speaks at the Regional Seminar for OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Products 
21 March 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

The World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) organized a Regional Seminar for OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Products on 20-22 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. 


WCO Regional Workshop on Anti-money Laundering and Terrorism Financing 
12-15 March 2018, Sydney, Australia

The WCO Regional Workshop on Anti-money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing was held on 12-15 March 2018 in Sydney, Australia, under the sponsorship of Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 


Capacity Building Committee discusses Performance Management and Professional Developments 
26 -28 February 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The 9th Session of the WCO Capacity Building Committee(CBC) was convened on 26 – 28 February 2018 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. 


ROCB A/P reports recent activities at the 15th A/P Regional Training Center Heads Meeting 
23 February 2018, Brussels, Belgium

On the occasion of the 13th Global Meeting of the Heads of the Regional Offices for Capacity Building (ROCBs), Regional Training Centers (RTCs) and the Vice Chairs’ Offices, the ROCB A/P convened the 15th Meeting of the Heads of the WCO A/P Regional Training Centers on 23 February 2018 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. 


ROCB A/P discusses the regional good practices at the 13th Global ROCBs-RTCs-Vice Chairs’ Offices 
22-23 February 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The WCO Convened the 13th Global Meeting of the Heads of the Regional Offices for Capacity Building (ROCBs), the Regional Training Centers (RTCs) and Vice Chairs’ Offices on 22 and 23 February 2018 at its Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, which was attended by some 30 delegates from the ROCBs, RTCs and Vice Chairs’ Offices around the world. 


WCO Regional Workshop on Authorized Economic Operators and Mutual Recognition Agreements/Arrangements 
5-9 February 2018, Seoul, Korea

The WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and Korea Customs Service (KCS), organized the WCO Regional Workshop on Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) and Mutual Recognition Agreements/Arrangements (MRA) from 5 February to 9 February 2018 in Seoul, Korea, under the financial support of Customs Cooperation Fund of Korea (CCF/Korea) to support the implementation of AEO and achievement of MRA negotiations in Asia and Pacific Region. 


ROCB A/P attends the Stakeholder meeting for a strengthed Regional Enforecement Network (REN) for Chemicals and Waste 
1 February 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

On 1 February 2018, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) hosted the stakeholders meeting on a proposal for a strengthened Regional Enforcement Network for Chemicals and Waste in the UN Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand. 


ROCB A/P joins the Fiji colleagues for the International Customs Day Ceremony 
26 January 2018, Suva, Fiji

At the invitation of Mr. Visvanath Das, Chief Executive Officer of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS), Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, joined the International Customs Day ceremony held at the FRCS Headquarters in Suva, Fiji, as chief guest. 


ROCB A/P promotes Customs Academic Research at International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) Seminar 
22-26 January 2018, Baku, Azerbaijan

At the invitation of International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) Secretariat, Dr. Tong Hua, ROCB A/P Program Manager, participated in the International Academic Seminar held at the ROCB European Building from 22 January to 26 January 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan. 


WCO Regional Workshop on Accreditation of Mercator Program Advisors in the A/P region 
22-26 January 2018, Suva, Fiji

WCO A/P Regional Workshop on the Accreditation of Mercator Program Advisors (MPAs) was held at the WCO Regional Training Center in Suva, Fiji, on 22- 26 January 2018 with funding support of the Korea Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Korea). 


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