4 -7 December 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The WCO National Workshop for Cambodia Customs on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) was held on 4-7 December 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, under the sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan) and in close cooperation and coordination with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). A total of 10 Cambodia Customs officers from the relevant departments and sections participated in the Workshop and Ms. Saori Nojima, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, together with an expert from Japan Customs, led the Workshop and shared their respective expertise and knowledge, including other A/P regional Members’ practices regarding the IPR border enforcement.
The participants revisited the recommendations provided by the WCO team at the previous WCO National Seminar for Cambodia Customs on IPR held in 2017(http://www.rocb-ap.org/article-detail/378/?crmid=2fh95jf5otd1e9a5tpqrfud1b4) and reaffirmed the responsibility assignment for the necessary actions in Cambodia Customs. This Workshop focused on the key components of the regulatory procedures of IPR border enforcement in line with the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. The Workshop also provided the participants with an opportunity to identify the areas for further work to be undertaken by the relevant parties with a view to supporting their continuous effort in strengthening IPR border enforcement capability.
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