4-5 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
14th Global Meeting of the Heads of the ROCBs, Regional Training Centers (RTCs) and Vice Chairs’ Offices was convened on 4-5 April 2019 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. More than 30 delegates from these WCO regional structures attended this Meeting. Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues also attended.
The meeting elected Mr. Igarashi as the chair of the Meeting and facilitated a set of important agenda items, including the role and responsibilities of the regional structures in the promotion and implementation of the new WCO Strategic Plan, and the proliferation of the RTCs. Mr. Igarashi also made a presentation on the findings from the latest ROCB A/P’s Workshop Follow-Up Survey under the agenda item on the evaluation of the WCO capacity building programs, which was followed by lively questions and answers session. Delegates from the A/P region also had a short meeting among themselves and discussed follow-up work undertaken by the ROCB A/P in the wake of the recent RTC Heads Meeting held in October 2018 in Shanghai, China, which was later reported back to the plenary session.
Mr. Igarashi is going to report the key outcomes of the Global Meeting to the WCO Capacity Building Committee to be held on 8-10 April 2019 at the WCO Headquarters.
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