1-5 April 2019, Shanghai, China
The WCO, in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and the General Administration of China Customs (GACC), organized the WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Workshop on Non–Intrusive Instrument (NII) equipment and Automated Threat Recognition on 1-5 April 2019 at the new international training facility of the WCO Regional Training Center in Shanghai, China under the sponsorship of Customs Cooperation Fund of China (CCF/China). 37 participants from 24 regional Member administrations joined the Workshop. Dr. Tong Hua, Program Manager, and Mr. Poonyawee Sroythong, Program Coordinator of the ROCB A/P, participated in this workshop as facilitators.
In line with the WCO’s theme for 2019, “SMART Borders for Seamless Trade, Travel and Transport”, the workshop aimed at wider use of the WCO NII guideline and exploring the application of Unified File Format (UFF) of the scanned images, and providing an information and best practices sharing platform among the A/P region member administrations. At the Workshop, Dr. Tong hua delivered a presentation on the introduction to the WCO tools and initiatives on NII. He shared the relevant standards set forth within the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards, particularly focused on the use of NII technologies and data analytics with a view to facilitating cross-border flows of goods and strengthening Customs supply chain controls. China Customs also kindly arranged a field study to Shanghai Port, in which all the participants observed the latest Customs X-ray facilities, intelligent images analysis and smart port operation.
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