The 19th Global Meeting of the WCO Regional Entities was held from 19 to 20 February 2024 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, in a hybrid format. Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P, Mr. Jun Tajima, Program Manager, Mr. Jaemin Cho, Program Manager, Ms. Zhengqing Ye, Program Manager, and Mr. Louis Chan, Program Manager, represented the office to attend the meeting in person.
The official opening of the Regional Intelligence Liaison Office (RILO) Asia/Pacific followed by a two-day High-level Roundtable were held in Tokyo, Japan from 6 to 8 February 2024.
Twenty-one (21) Master Trainers are certified, by the completion of the final Working Group activity of the Master Trainer Programme (MTP) on Customs Valuation and HS Classification for the Pacific Islands, held in Nadi, Fiji, from 29 January to 9 February 2024. Mr. Jun TAJIMA, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P attended.
The WCO Sub-regional Workshop on Training Management for ASEAN Members was held from 15 - 19 January, 2024 at the WCO Regional Training Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, under the sponsorship of the Customs Cooperation Fund Japan (CCF/Japan).
The WCO Regional Workshop on Customs Enforcement Network (CEN) Applications was held in Melaka, Malaysia, from 8th to 12th January 2024 with the financial support of the Customs Cooperation Fund of China (CCF-China).
The APEC Seminar on Smart Customs: Smart Customs Control and Services for Better Development of Free Trade Ports/Free Zones was held in Sanya, China from 19 to 20 December 2023 in a hybrid form.
The WCO Sub-regional Workshop on Customs Laboratory for the ASEAN Member Countries was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 4 to 8 December 2023 with the financial support of the Customs Cooperation Fund of China (CCF-China).
Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, the Head of the ROCB A/P and his colleagues, paid a courtesy call on the occasion of new year 2024 on Mr.Theeraj Athanavanich, the Director - General of the Thai Customs Department, Mr. Phantong Loykulnanta, Principal Advisor on Duty Collection Management & Development, Mrs.Nunthita Sirikup, Deputy – Director General, Mrs.Kitjaluck Srinuchsart, Deputy – Director General, Mr.Niti wityatem, Deputy – Director General, Mrs.Arpapannee Sangmukda, Director of Human Resource Management Division, and Mr.Vishnu Wacharawanich, Secretariat of the Thai Customs Department.
At the invitation of the Royal Thai Customs, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head, and his colleagues from ROCB A/P attended International Customs Day 2024 at the Thai Customs Department to celebrate International Customs Day with Thai Customs. During the ceremony, Mr. Theeraj Athanavanich, Director-General of Thai Customs, presented WCO Certificates of Merit to distinguished officers.
In the initiative of the Korea Customs Services to foster the growth of the next generation in the area of international cooperation, the ROCB A/P proudly welcomed the study visit of five officials from the Global Future Talent Program to the ROCB A/P.
My name is Aksara Mackhawiman, a new Assistant Program Manager at the ROCB A/P.
Time flies!! Time passes very quickly. Working here at the ROCB A/P, I have learned to work in international circumstances and improved my knowledge of international standards from both my colleagues at ROCB A/P, WCO and Members.