16-19 December 2019, Xiamen, China
At the invitation of the WCO Secretariat, Dr. Tong Hua, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, participated in the WCO second Global Meeting of Integrity Experts from 16 to 19 December 2019 at the WCO Regional Training Center (RTC) in Xiamen, China. The event was generously sponsored from the Customs Cooperation Fund of China (CCF/China), which brought all together 26 global integrity development experts from 18 Member administrations covering all six WCO regions, as well as three experts from the WCO Secretariat.
During the intensive four days, participants were introduced the WCO’s most current integrity-related activities and instruments and tools as well as members’ best practices on internal control and automation focused on risk assessment. Participants were divided into groups to review and discuss the WCO’s main integrity tool, the Integrity Development Guide (IDG) based on the WCO Revised Arusha Declaration on Good Governance and Integrity in Customs. On behalf of the Group 1, Dr. Tong hua reported their findings and proposals to further update the current IDG which published in 2014.
The WCO Global Meeting of Integrity Experts aims at consolidating the knowledge of recognized Customs integrity experts, following-up on the outcomes of the first Global Meeting held in Brussels in October 2018 and creating a good expert platform to communicate development and achievement on the Customs integrity related topics.
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