WCO reaffirms continuing collaboration with Brunei for capacity enhancement
26-27 July 2017, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
At the invitation of the Royal Brunei Customs and Excise Department (RCED), the WCO delegation consisting Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, and Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, visited Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to meet Brunei’s government leaders and Customs executives and exchange views for their future Customs modernization through active participation in the WCO’s initiatives undertaken at global and regional levels. To this end, the WCO delegation met Second Finance Minister, Mr. YB Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin haji Ibrahim, at the Ministry of Finance, and Acting Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade respectively and sought their support for furthering human resource development which is regarded as a key for continuing Customs reform and modernization. The delegation visited the RCED Headquarters and had an intensive discussion with RCED Acting Controller, Mr. Pengiran Hasnan Ali Hassan, and his team on possible way forward to deepen mutual collaboration for upheaving the RCED’s on-going capacity building. At the request of the RCED Acting Controller, WCO Secretary General gave a special lecture on the Customs’ roles on easing of the doing business, which was participated by some 50 RCED officials and representatives from various relevant authorities, including the Prime Minister’s Office, followed by interactive question and answer session.