Pacific Islands’ Members discussed future training materials for the Pacific region

 7 – 11 November 2022, Suva, Fiji


The third WCO/JICA Joint Sub-Regional Working Group Activity for Master Trainer Programme (MTP) on Customs Valuation and HS Classification for the Pacific Islands was held from 7 to 11 November 2022 in Suva, Fiji. The Working Group Activity was organized by the WCO and JICA with the support of ROCB A/P as well as in cooperation with the Fiji Revenue & Customs Service. A total of 24 participants representing six WCO Members in the Pacific region, namely Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Tonga, and Vanuatu attended the Working Group Activity in person. Together with the experts on Customs Valuation and HS Classification from the WCO and Japan Customs, Ms. Yuko Mamiya, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, also attended to assist in organizing the Working Group Activity.


In the course of the Working Group Activity, the MTP Working Group members actively discussed future training materials for the Pacific region. Ms. Yuko Mamiya led the discussion in the HS session and the MTP Working Group members on HS shared their views and opinions to develop presentation materials that meet the unique needs and priorities of the Pacific Islands. Furthermore, the participants delivered the presentations as part of the Train the Trainer program with the aim of becoming quality trainers. At the end of this Working Group Activity, the participants reviewed and updated their work plan as well as demonstrated their strong commitment to all activities written in the work plan in order to achieve the objectives of the MTP through progressive follow-up activities.


 Participants’ active contribution resulted in the successful Working Group Activity and this Activity deepen the bonds between the WCO, JICA, experts, participants and ROCB A/P. The participants expressed their appreciation to the WCO, the JICA, Japan Customs, experts and the ROCB A/P.


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