19 January 2015, Kashiwa, Japan
As part of the current WCO Capacity Building Strategy, and to be responsive to the needs of the A/P region, the Regional Accreditation Workshop for the Technical and Operational Advisers in Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy was organized from 19th to 23rd January 2015 at the WCO Regional Training Center in Japan, under the Japanese Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan).Ten candidates from eight Member administrations participated in the Workshop, with six being in the category of Legal Advisor and four in Operational Advisor. During the 5-day long Workshop, participants demonstrated their knowledge and skills on IPR in such programs as role-plays, presentation sessions, case-study with scenario and discussion sessions. Ms. Pariyabhat Ariyapongkoson, Program Coordinator of the ROCB A/P made a presentation on the framework of effective use of regional Expertise in the A/P region. The participants who have successfully completed this Workshop phase will be invited to the next step; namely in-field missions for full accreditation.