18-20 November 2019, Puducherry, India
29th WCO A/P Regional Contact Points (RCPs) Meeting was held on 18 November 2019 for a 3-day session in Puducherry, India, organized by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) as Vice Chair. 38 delegates from 20 A/P regional Member administrations and 5 representatives from the WCO Secretariat, the RILO A/P and the ROCB A/P, as permanent observers, attended the Meeting and discussed series of region’s collective efforts in such important topics as Trade facilitation, Security, Cruise ship, and Small Islands Economics (SIEs). Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, participated in the Meeting and made a report on the ROCB A/P’s activities in the last fiscal year 2018/19 and overview of the planned activities in the current fiscal year as well as the recent activities including the outcomes of the Regional Training Center Heads Meeting held in September 2019 in Incheon, Korea. Mr. Kuramoto also made reports on the implementation of the A/P Regional Strategic Plan 2018-2020, focusing on capacity building-related actions. Other WCO regional bodies, namely the RILO A/P made their activity reports. The delegates called for continued close collaboration among the WCO regional bodies, including the ROCB A/P, for continued good coordination and greater synergies in capacity building and technical assistance.
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