ROCB A/P promotes WCO A/P Regional Structures’ Research Function at the 15th WCO Annual PICARD Conference

26 November 2020, Online Conference hosted by the WCO


WCO 15th Annual PICARD Conference was held by online and Dr. Tong Hua, Programe Manager of the ROCB A/P was joined the session of “Capacity Building and the PICARD Programme” on 26 November 2020 as a selected speaker globally by the WCO PICARD Conference Scientific Board, and which  was moderated by WCO Capacity Building Directorate.


During the session, Dr. Tong Hua made a presentation on “How to better utilize the PICARD Programme in the WCO capacity building activities—from the WCO Asia Pacific Regional Structures’ perspective”, in which he recalled the development and main tasks of WCO Regional Structures in A/P Region; highlighted the strong link between the topics of previous PICARD Conferences and the WCO Regional, Sub-regional and National capacity building activities; and then concluded with introduction of successful cooperation model on transferring the WCO workshops outcomes to high-quality study reports, which were jointly designed and studied by the WCO, ROCB A/P and RTCs in the A/P Region. Additionally, Dr. Tong Hua’s paper will be published in the special edition of the World Customs Journal, 2020. ( )


The WCO PICARD Conference provides a platform for academics and policymakers from around the world to present their research, interact, and discuss vital policy issues that impact Customs and international trade. This year and for the first time, the 4-days conference will be organized fully virtually.


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