11-15 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
The WCO National Workshop for Indonesia Customs on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy was held on 11-15 September 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia under the sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan) and a total of 21 Custom officers in charge of border enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) participated in the workshop. Ms. Saori Nojima, Project Manager of the ROCB A/P, facilitated the workshop and resource persons from China Customs and Japan Customs took part in this workshop and shared their respective countries’ practices with the Indonesian colleagues.
During the workshop, the participants re-examined their current IPR enforcement at the border and impacts of illicit trafficking in IPR infringing goods, by comparing with the requirement of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement), and discussed challenges and possible solutions as the way forward in a series of group discussions. The discussions covered a wide range of topics such as legal framework, operational procedures, risk analysis, information recordation at Customs, information sharing among Customs officers, cooperation with right holders and training programs. Through the intensive group discussions, the participants identified specific future actions to take and made presentations on their findings to establish common understanding among all the participants for better IPR border enforcement.
The workshop was successfully concluded with the participants’ clear recognition of the future institutional and individual actions. The participants showed their appreciation to the WCO, the ROCB A/P, Japan Customs and the resource speakers for their contribution to the workshop.
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