31 May - 3 June 2016, Bangkok, Thailand
The WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P, organized the WCO National Training on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) for Thai Customs at the Thai Customs Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, on 31 May - 3 June 2016 under the sponsorship of CCF/Japan. A total of 42 participants from Thai Customs Headquarters and regional branch offices undertook the training, which was facilitated by Ms. Hermie George, Technical Attaché of WCO Secretariat; Ms. Maki Kitaura, Japan Customs; Mr. Franco Alvarez, Australian Border Force; and Mr. Takayuki Miyoshi, CCF/Japan Operation Manager of ROCB A/P, as resource persons.
Resource persons gave an overview of the WTO TFA and pertinent WCO activities, including Mercator Programme and development of guides and tools for the implementation of the TFA, including Implementation Guide and Analysis of Section 1 of TFA. Challenges associated with the implementation of TFA, in particular those classified into Category B by the Government of Thailand, were discussed. The resource persons explained each provision and introduced relevant international instruments and WCO tools to the participants. The participants made the most of this training opportunity to clarify their uncertainties on the TFA to ensure its proper implementation.
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