8-10 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
10th Session of the WCO Capacity Building was convened on 8-10 April 2019 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. More than 200 delegates from the WCO Member administrations and its regional structures as well as academia and development partners attended this Meeting. Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues also attended.
The meeting elected discussed a set of important topics, including the WCO Capacity Building Strategy, Mercator Program for the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, business process management, performance measurement, Customs professionalism and gender equality and diversity. In the course of the Session, Mr. Igarashi reported the conclusions and the recommendations from the 14th Global Meeting of the Heads of the ROCBs, RTCs and Vice Chairs’ Offices, including the gist of the ROCB A/P’s Workshop Follow-Up Survey.
Taking this opportunity, Mr. Igarashi and his colleagues paid a courtesy call to Secretary General, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, along with Mr. Roy Lagolago, Head of the Oceania Customs Organization (OCO) Secretariat, and reported the collaboration between the ROCB A/P and the OCO, which is leading to the additional accessions to the Revised Kyoto Convention by the non-WCO OCO Members. Mr. Igarashi also expressed his appreciation to the WCO Secretariat for continued support and guidance to the regional capacity building activities in the A/P region.
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