The WCO Virtual Regional Workshop on Organizational Performance Measurement for the Asia-Pacific region

01-04 December 2020, Online Workshop hosted by WCO

The WCO Virtual Regional Workshop on Organizational Performance Measurement for the Asia-Pacific region was held 1 to 4 December 2020. The Workshop was organized by the WCO under the sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). Around 30 Delegates from more than 15 Customs administrations in the AP region attended the Workshop and discussed the topics related to performance measurement. Mr. Noriakzu Kuramoto, Head, Ms. Yuko Mamiya, Program Manager, Ms. Jate-arpa Benjaphong, Program Coordinator, and Ms. Pattarapak Nopnakeepong, Program Coordinator of the ROCB A/P, also attended the Workshop to support the facilitation of the Workshop.

Mr. Ricardo Treviño, the WCO Deputy Secretary General, opened the Workshop and welcomed the Member administrations in the AP region. In his opening remarks, Mr. Treviño highlighted the WCO initiative for the establishment of a WCO Performance Measurement Mechanism (PMM) and encouraged the participants to contribute to the development of the PMM by providing insights.

Mr. Kuramoto also delivered the opening remarks. He conveyed his sincere appreciation to the WCO for organizing this Workshop and to the Japan Customs for funding support. Also, he emphasized the importance of Performance Measurement for policy-making.

During the Workshop, Mr. Kuramoto updated the capacity building activities in the AP region by highlighting the ROCB A/P’s publications to further enhance the communication and information sharing among the AP Members. Besides, Ms. Mamiya delivered a presentation on the Follow-up Actions Survey conducted by the ROCB A/P to evaluate the whole impact of the WCO Regional and Sub-Regional Workshops on the performance of Members and encouraged the participants to take the follow-up actions in order to leverage lessons learnt from the Workshop.

The Workshop was concluded successfully with the participants’ commitment to using PMM for policy-making in the future. The participants expressed their appreciation to CCF/Japan, the WCO, the ROCB A/P and the presenters.

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