ROCB A/P joins the Fiji colleagues for the International Customs Day Ceremony
26 January 2018, Suva, Fiji
At the invitation of Mr. Visvanath Das, Chief Executive Officer of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS), Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, joined the International Customs Day ceremony held at the FRCS Headquarters in Suva, Fiji, as chief guest. Nearly 100 FRCS officials attended the Ceremony. Given that the day coincided with the last day of the WCO Regional Workshop on Accreditation of Mercator Program Advisors being held at the Regional Training Center in the FRCS Headquarter, the facilitators and participants to the Workshop were also invited to join the FRCS colleagues for the event.
Following the introduction of the master of ceremony, Mr. Igarashi made a key note speech, in which he referred to the WCO’s 2018 yearly theme, “A secure business environment for economic development” and stressed the ever-expanding Customs’ roles in championing the sound growth of international trade and supply chain security. He also highlighted the imperative needs for international cooperation and Customs-stakeholder collaboration to this end. He then presented the certificates of merit to some of the FRCS officials for their outstanding performance in various areas of Customs operations on behalf of the WCO. He also joined Mr. Das and other WCO Workshop facilitators to cut a cake symbolizing the official launch the 2018 theme at the FRCS.
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