18-22 March 2019, Suva, Fiji
The WCO Sub-regional Workshop on Risk and Compliance Management for the Pacific was held on 18-22 March 2019 at the WCO Regional Training Center in Suva, Fiji, under the sponsorship of Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). The Workshop was organized in cooperation with the Fiji Revenue & Customs Service (FRCS) and the ROCB A/P. A total of 25 Customs officials representing six Pacific Island countries namely Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu attended the Workshop and facilitators from Australia, India and Japan led the sessions. Ms. Saori Nojima, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, also attended as a facilitator of the Workshop.
The Workshop program was designed to comprehensively cover the available WCO tools such as WCO Customs Risk Management Compendium, theoretical lectures, practice sharing among the participants for international benchmarking, discussions and group exercises. The Workshop captured a wide range of topics on risk and compliance management including risk management architecture, information collection, risk register, risk assessment, profiling, targeting among other things. Through the Workshop, the participants reviewed and assessed respective administrations’ current situations on risk and compliance management and developed policy and procedural recommendations for their future way forward.
The workshop was successfully concluded with participants’ clear recognition on their future actions and it also provided a platform to build a network among the participants. The participants showed their appreciation to the FRCS, WCO, ROCB A/P, CCF/Japan and the facilitators for their contribution and support to the Workshop.
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