ROCB A/P reports its activities and commitment to the Regional Contact Points

ROCB A/P reports its activities and commitment to the Regional Contact Points


9-11 November 2016, Sigatoka, Fiji


26th WCO A/P Regional Contact Point Meeting was held on 9-11 November 2016 in Sigatoka, Fiji. Nearly 50 delegates from 21 Member administrations, 4 observer organizations (WCO, RILO A/P, ROCB A/P and OCO) and the Regional Vice Chair’s Secretariat attended and discussed a series of important subjects, such as Private Sector engagement, development of the A/P Regional Strategic Plan 2018-2020, nomination process of the next Regional Vice-Chair, and development of Terms of Reference of the Regional Heads of Customs Administrations Conference, under the chairmanship of Mr. Visvanath Das, Chief Executive Officer of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA) in the capacity of Regional Vice-Chair. 

Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the Meeting as an observer and contributed to the Meeting by making presentations on the implementation of the Regional Strategic Plan (RSP) 2014-2016 Focus Area 3 (Capacity Building), the ROCB A/P activities, and the Capacity Building support for the regional operation on IPR.  Members appreciated the ROCB A/P’s undertaking in planning, coordination and delivery of the capacity building programs as they are relevant to the Region’s needs and priorities and encouraged continuation of a set of initiatives in assuring effectiveness of the regional programs.  In the margin of the Meeting, Mr. Igarashi had talks with a number of participating Member delegations and discussed further coordination of the support and collaboration on their continued Customs reform and modernization commitment. 

ROCB A/P joins the all delegations attended the Meeting to appreciate the FRCA for their warm hospitality and excellent meeting arrangement, which has led to the big success of this important regional coordination mechanism. 

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