ROCB A/P joins the celebration of the RILO A/P’s 30th Anniversary

6-7 November 2017, Seoul, Korea

At the invitation from the WCO Secretariat and Korea Customs Service (KCS), Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, attended the WCO A/P Regional Intelligence Liaison Office (RILO A/P)’s 30th Anniversary Ceremony held on 6 November 2017 in Seoul, Korea.  More than 130 guests from the WCO Member administrations around the world, other RILO and international organizations attended the Ceremony.  Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, and high-level representatives from the past and current host administrations of the RILO A/P, namely Hong Kong China, Japan, China and Korea, as well as WCO A/P Regional Vice Chair (Fiji) were invited as VIP guests.  At the Ceremony, following the welcoming remarks made by KCS Commissioner, Dr Mikuriya and VIP guests delivered their congratulatory addresses respectively.  On this commemorative occasion, WCO Secretary General handed appreciation plaques to the representatives from the 4 host administrations.  Other invited guests loudly applauded the invaluable contributions and the achievement accomplished by the RILO A/P since its establishment in 1987 as the world’s first RILO.  Mr. Igarashi joined other quests to present his compliments to KCS Commissioner and Head of the RILO A/P and reaffirmed continuing close collaboration in various domains as the region’s sister entities. 



On 7 November 2017, Mr. Igarashi also attended the Project CATalist2 Briefing Seminar in Seoul, Korea, which was attended by some 100 delegates from the WCO Member administrations, other RILOs and international organizations to discuss international cooperation and internal capacity enhancement to contend with illicit trafficking in New Psychoactive Substances.  




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