4-8 December 2017, Kashiwa, Japan
The WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and Japan Customs, organized the WCO Regional Workshop on Risk Management and Post Seizure Analysis from 4 December through 8 December 2017 at the WCO Regional Training Center (Japan Customs Training Institute) in Kashiwa, Japan, with sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). 32 participants from 25 regional Member administrations and 3 resource speakers took part in it. Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, also participated in the workshop as a facilitator. The workshop program covered various topics, including risk assessment, use of open source information, conduct of database analysis, establishment and management of the national targeting centers and good practices in risk-based categorization of the traders, as well as several group exercises on the application of the techniques associated with some of the key methodologies for risk management.
As a workshop facilitator, Mr. Igarashi introduced the regional capacity building approaches to the workshop participants by highlighting the needs-based planning and delivery, as well as the ROCB A/P’s practices in the regional workshops follow-up surveys to grasp the effects and impacts of the knowledge and techniques acquired from the workshops in terms of improving the respective Member administrations’ performance in various domains. In this regard, he stressed the value and importance of the participants’ follow-up actions, especially institutionalize the knowledge and make pertinent suggestions for possible changes to support continued reform and modernization.
The workshop was concluded with a big success thanks to the unsparing contribution made by the resource persons and host administration, i.e. Japan Customs, and the participants’ active and in-depth discussion and experience sharing on relevant topics. The ROCB A/P expresses its sincere appreciation to all of the colleagues contributed and supported the workshop on and behind the scene to have enable this important regional event conducted successfully.
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