21-23 February 2022, Brussels, Belgium
The 13th Capacity Building Committee was held from 21 to 23 February 2022 in a hybrid format. Approximately 390 delegates from Member administrations and stakeholders attended in person or virtually. Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of the ROCB A/P, and Ms. Yuko Mamiya, Program Manager, also attended virtually.
Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, welcomed delegates to the Committee. In his opening remarks, he outlined the important topics to be discussed such as business models in Customs administrations under “New Normal”, the optimal way to deliver future WCO’s capacity building activities, expert mobilization, data strategy and gender equality. He concluded his remark by encouraging delegates to actively provide their inputs during the Committee.
In the course of discussions, Mr. Kuramoto provided insights and shared AP Members’ requests concerning WCO’s capacity building activities as well as ROCB A/P’s recent activities to build the capacity of AP Members and promote WCO tools.
During the Committee, delegates actively contributed to discussions on the ongoing WCO’s activities including capacity building in the development of the effective data ecosystem, development of WCO Learning and Development Evaluation tools, automation of the Accredited Customs Expert database, etc.
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