WCO National Seminar for Cambodia Customs on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy
4 -6 December 2017, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
With the sponsorship of the Japanese Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF Japan), a WCO National Seminar on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy was held for the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia in Phnom Penh from 4 to 6 December 2017. Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) also financially supported the Seminar.
The Seminar was attended by 33 Customs official from various departments, offices and branches. Considering the importance of cooperation and coordination among government agencies in protecting IPR, relevant officials from other Ministries were also invited to take part in the Seminar. Ms. Saori Nojima, Project Manager of the ROCB A/P, participated in the Seminar as an expert together with other experts from Japan Customs and China Customs respectively.
In the Seminar, the participants understood the Customs roles in IPR border enforcement, current situation on IPR border enforcement and IPR protection mechanism in Cambodia then familiarized themselves with other WCO Member’s practices. Techniques to identify counterfeit and genuine products were also explained by invited right holders. After receiving knowledge and techniques on the topic, the participants discussed specific activities needed for better IPR border enforcement.
The Seminar was successfully concluded with respective participant’s recognition on the importance of IPR border enforcement and possible future activities. The participants expressed their appreciation to the WCO, the ROCB A/P and the experts for their contribution to the Seminar.
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