ROCB AP join the WCO COVID-19 Project for Pacific

19 - 22 October 2021, Online Sub-regional workshop hosted by WCO

The WCO Virtual Sub-regional workshop for the Consultation and Development of Standard Operating Procedures on Disaster Management and Supply Chain Continuity in the time of COVID-19 for the Pacific Islands was held from 18 to 22 October 2021 in collaboration with the Oceania Customs Organization under the sponsorship of the government of Japan. Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P attended the Workshop.

This workshop is the series of regional workshops for sharing Member administrations' best practices on disaster management and supply chain continuity as part of the “COVID-19 Project”.

The workshop kicked off with the opening remarks of Mr. Pranab Kumar Das, Director, Compliance and Facilitation WCO, followed by Mr. Richard Brennen, Head of Oceania Customs Organization, and Mr. Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P. In his remarks, Mr. Kuramoto underlined that Customs plays a pivotal role in business continuity under the COVID-19 with WCO tools to support the nation’s resilience efforts of Member administrations to sustain economic activities through the cooperation with other internal organizations and neighboring Customs to address the challenges related to the disaster management and supply chain continuity in the pandemic.


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