18-22 April 2016, Kashiwa, Japan
The WCO in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and the RTC Japan organized the WCO A/P Regional Workshop on the HS 2017 Implementation at the RTC Japan (Japan Customs Training Institute), Kashiwa, on 18-22 April 2016 under the sponsorship of CCF/Japan. A total of 34 officers representing the WCO Members including ROCB A/P plus 3 WCO officers, Mr. Ed DE Jong, Senior Technical Officer, Mr. Kaoru OMOTO, Technical Officer and Mr. Toshihiko YAMATE, Technical Attaché as resource persons, and 1 ROCB officer, Mr. Takayuki MIYOSHI, CCF/Japan Operation Manager as a facilitator.
Resource persons gave thorough explanation on the details of the HS 2017 amendments and how the HS Convention is being managed by the WCO, especially in the context of the Revenue Package. In addition, they underlined the need for an update of the rules of origin in line with the HS 2017 amendments for origin determination. The participants made the most of this Workshop opportunity to clarify their uncertainties on the upcoming HS 2017 implementation and shared their national practices to ensure the timely implementation of the HS 2017.