The WCO Regional Virtual Workshop on Data Analytics for AP

30 March – 1 April 2021, Online workshop hosted by ROCB AP

The WCO regional Virtual Workshop on Data Analytics for AP region was held from 30 March to 1 April 2021. The Workshop was hosted by the ROCB A/P in close cooperation with the WCO under the sponsorship of the Korea Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Korea).  The 21 Customs administrations in the Asia and Pacific region attended the Workshop. Together with the Data Analytics experts from the WCO and Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, Mr. Ilkwon HAN, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, and Ms. Pavida Boonmun, Assistant Program Manager of the ROCB A/P also attended as facilitators/coordinators for the Workshop.

In order to deepen the knowledge on the basic concept of Data Analytics, the Workshop covered WCO framework for Data Analytics and BACUDA project. Through a series of presentations and discussions, the participants understanded that Data Analytics is the tool to leverage the Customs big data to reinforce the role of Customs.

During the workshop, Experiences from 6 AP members, namely Indonesia, Japan, China, Korea, Hongkong China, Australia, were shared through the country presentations and the participants actively participated in the discussion of each methodology for benchmark, facilitated by experts. Also, the participants exchanged their experiences to address the challenges on how to implement Data Analytics under the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Ilkwon HAN introduced the capacity building activities in the A/P region.

The active contribution of the participants resulted in a successful workshop and this workshop supported enhancing communication and information sharing among Member administrations even in the pandemic situation. The participants expressed their appreciation to the Korea Customs Service, the WCO, the ROCB A/P and the Experts for their support to the workshop.

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