19 January 2015, Bangkok, Thailand
On 19 January 2015, at the invitation of the UNODC, Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the signing ceremony of WCO-UNODC Container Control Program (CCP) for Thailand at the Thai Customs Department (TCD) as an observer. The Ceremony was attended by Executive officials from the TCD and representatives of the UNODC, as well as the Canadian Embassy, who is the donor for this project in Thailand. After remarks from the TCD, the UNODC and the Canadian Embassy, Mr. Paisal Chuenjit, Deputy Director General of the TCD, and Mr. Jeremy Douglas, Regional Representative of the UNODC, signed the Memorandum. This signing is the first for the program in the Southeast Asia region, where the volume of the container trafficking is growing strongly. It is strongly hoped that the implementation of the CCP at Laem Chabang Port, the largest seaport in Thailand, leads to furthering coordinated border management for enhanced control as well as trade facilitation through joint targeting by relevant enforcement agencies, including Customs.