WCO Regional Workshop on Strategic Initiatives for Trade Facilitation - Mercator Program-
16 March 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia
WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and Indonesian Customs, organized the WCO A/P Regional Workshop on Strategic Initiatives for Trade Facilitation – Mercator Program- from 16 March through 18 March 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop was co-sponsored by Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan) and the ADB.
The Workshop was attended by nearly 100 participants from the WCO regional Member administrations, partner organizations and business associations. This Workshop was the first Regional Workshop of its kind under the auspices of the WCO for calling across the board collaboration to effective and early implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended this Regional Workshop as the coordinator and a resource person.
The Workshop was opened with a series of remarks and key note addresses by Dr. Kunio Mikuriya (WCO Secretary General), Mr. Agung Kuswandono (Indonesian Customs DG), Mr. Hideharu Tanaka (Japan Customs), Mr. James Lynch (ADB) and Dr. Faustin Luanga (WTO).
Each day of the Workshop was dedicated by a specific theme, namely (i) DAY 1; an overview of the Implementation of the TFA, (ii) DAY 2; on the Capacity Building Program, and (iii) DAY 3; on the cooperation with other Government Agencies.This included participants in the Workshop exchanging their ideas and initiatives in order to facilitate legitimate trade through concerted approaches initiated by the respective National Trade Facilitation Committees.
This Workshop provided a timely and opportune platform to gain further momentum for solidifying collaborative efforts among the relevant parties at national and regional levels.
The presentations delivered during this Workshop are made available for free downloading from the top page of the ROCB A/P’s website until the end of April 2015.
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