WCO/UNODC Container Control Program (CCP) Stakeholder Roundtable Meeting was organized on 13 January 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR, by the UNODC Bangkok Office with the sponsorship of the Australia Department of Immigration and Border Protection (ADIBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The Meeting was attended by around 24 participants representing Customs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of public security and Shipping/Freight Forwarders Associations. This Stakeholder Roundtable Meeting was convened on the occasion of the national CCP implementation in Lao PDR to exchange the views on how the parties involved in the CCP could work together for better law enforcement outcome through the creation of Port Control Unit and application of risk analysis techniques.
Mr. Cheng Jing, Program Manager for Pacific Islands of the ROCB A/P, attended this Meeting and made a presentation on the rationales of the AEO program and the CBM, which were illustrated in some international documents including the RKC, WTO TFA and WCO SAFE FOS focusing on Pillar 2 (Cooperation between Customs and Business) and Pillar 3 (Cooperation between Customs and other government agencies). His presentation emphasized the use of the AEO and the CBM to establish meaningful partnership between Customs and its stakeholders for an enhanced information/intelligence exchange mechanism. He also introduced the ROCB A/P’s activities on the AEO and the CBM in the A/P region since 2014.