WCO/ADB National Workshop on the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) for Myanmar


28 - 30 May 2014, Yangon, Myanmar

 

The ROCB A/P, in cooperation with the WCO and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized the WCO national workshop on Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) in Yangon Myanmar from 28 to 30 May 2014. It was attended by 27 mid-level customs officers of Myanmar Customs. Mr. Yoshihiro Kosaka, Head of the ROCB A/P attended this workshop as an expert.

In light of the Regional Strategic Plan 2012-2014, the ROCB A/P makes every effort to accelerate Members’ accession to the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC). In April 2013, the WCO Sub-regional workshop on RKC for South East Asian Countries was held in RTC Malaysia, under the sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). As one of the follow-up activities, this national workshop was held to provide the targeted technical support to Myanmar Customs based on the gaps identified in the sub-regional workshop.

The tangible outcomes of this workshop include improved understanding of the RKC, particularly on its benefits. By conducting a gap analysis, they now have a clear roadmap to accede to the RKC in the near future. The experts agreed to render ongoing support to Myanmar Customs as appropriate.