At the invitation of the Thai Customs Department (TCD), Mr. Kangsik Cho and Ms. Alpha Wong represented the ROCB A/P to join the 2016 International Customs Day Celebration Ceremony, which was held on 26 January 2016 at the TCD Headquarters. The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Kulit Sombatsiri, Director General of the TCD, and was attended by representatives from foreign Embassies and other government agencies, and TCD colleagues.
The WCO theme for this year is “Digital Customs: Progress Engagement”. Mr. Sombatsiri remarked that the theme was timely and relevant to their strategic plan. He said that the TCD has applied information and communication technology (ICT) for enhancing Customs efficiency, for example, in the development of mobile application, implementation of Time Release Study, and establishment of National Single Window. He re-affirmed the determination of the TCD to make optimized use of ICT in facilitating trade and combating Customs offence.
At the same occasion, Mr. Sombatsiri thanked the continuous support of the WCO and ROCB A/P to the modernization of the TCD. After the speech, Mr. Sombatsiri presented the WCO Certificate of Merit to 23 TCD officers for their outstanding contribution towards advancement of the “digital Customs.”