26th Administrative Meeting of the National Contact Points of the WCO RILO AP


 

 

11 November 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka


At the invitation of the Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia Pacific(RILO A/P), Mr. Seung Kyoo Lee, Program Manager, represented the ROCB AP at the 26th Administrative Meeting of the National Contact Points of the WCO RILO A/P, which was held in Colombo Sri Lanka on 11-13 November 2014.


During the meeting, the participants shared experiences and information on transnational organized crimes,such as illicit drugs trafficking and environmental issues. Participants were very active, with many suggestions, comments and questions after each presentation.  The meeting provided a meaningful occasion to meet other contacts, including other RILOs and relevant collaborators such as UNEP and ROCB A/P.


Mr. Lee introduced the ROCB A/P in brief, including the ROCB A/P’s four-pillar approach and its capacity building activities, and suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of the regional capacity building activities undertaken by the ROCB A/P.  In this regard, he also emphasized the importance of responding to the Annual Needs Survey which is implemented by Japan Customs in conjunction with the ROCB A/P sometime around the end of January every year.