25-28 February 2019, Incheon, Korea
The WCO organized the WCO A/P High-Level Regional Seminar on Data Analytics for Customs on 25-28 February 2019 in Incheon, Korea, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and the Korea Customs Service under the financial support of Customs Cooperation Fund of Korea (CCF/Korea). This supported the WCO Members’ application of data analytics to their current risk management practices and provide some food-for-thought for their effective use of open source data and tools for data visualization.
45 participants from 20 Member Customs administrations and members of academia participated in the Seminar. Mr. Hong-Young Jo, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, and Ms. Jate-arpa Benjaphong, ROCB A/P’s Program Coordinator, attended this seminar as resource persons, and delivered a presentation on the ROCB A/P’s contributions and activities in capacity building assistance.
The seminar provided the participants with a valuable opportunity to explore how to apply data analytics tools and practices with actual Customs data and promote data analytics in Customs administrations. The participants shared their views on the policies of Customs data management and related technical issues. Through this 4-day Seminar, the participants actively took part in the discussions and exercises for seeking optimized ways forward to apply data analytics to risk management techniques in various contexts, especially incorporating data mining and big data analytics into their administrations’ daily practices or risk-based selectivity system.
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