2-3 March 2020, Brussels, Belgium
The 15th Global Meeting of the WCO Regional Structures was convened on 2-3 March 2020 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and delegates from Regional Offices for Capacity Building (ROCB), Regional Training Centers (RTC), Vice Chairs’ Offices, Regional Intelligence Liaison Offices (RILO), Regional Customs Laboratories (RCL) and Regional Dog Training Centers (RDTC) attended. Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues also attended.
The RILO, RCL and RDTC were newly invited to the Meeting this year with the aim to strengthen cooperation and collaboration among regional structures for better meeting Customs objectives in line with the WCO Strategy through capacity building activities. The delegates were informed the WCO Strategic Plan and the WCO Capacity Building Strategy and discussed regional structures’ roles and expected contributions. The Meeting was also explained the latest developments on WCO tools and instruments, especially focusing on areas which have impact on capacity building activities. The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss issues and activities per region, and Mr. Kuramoto, together with the WCO Regional Development Manager, led the discussion in the A/P region break-out session and reaffirmed the continued close cooperation among regional structures in the A/P Region.
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