OIE delegation visits the ROCB A/P
30 January 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
The delegation from the Asia and the Pacific representation Office of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Dr. Hirofumi Kugita and Dr. Jing Wang, visited the ROCB A/P on 30 January 2018 to discuss the ROCB A/P’s possible contribution to the upcoming OIE Seminar to be held in March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
As an intergovernmental organization responsible for improving animal health worldwide, the OIE has been paying close attention to fighting illegal and fake veterinary medicines as one of key issues. Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and Ms. Saori Nojima, Program Manager, warmly welcomed the delegation and exchanged views on how the WCO and the OIE could contribute to each other’s professional domains and collaborate especially in combating illegal and fake veterinary medicines in the context of coordinated border management.
The Cooperation Agreement between the WCO and the OIE, which was concluded in 2008 and revised in 2015, embraces mutual cooperation on the fight against smuggling and fraud in trade in veterinary products as well as technical cooperation such as cross participation in each other’ respective capacity building programs. In line with the spirit of the Agreement, Dr. Kugita participated in the WCO Regional Workshop on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in June 2016 as one of the guest speakers (http://www.rocb-ap.org/article-detail/252/?crmid=bk62vv8imhk148njdqml15bfp4
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