Special Topics


ROCB A/P pays compliments to newly assigned Thai Customs Executives 
19 May 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues paid courtesy visits to the offices of Mr. Vichak Apirugnunchai, who was recently confirmed as new Principal Advisor of the Thai Customs Department (TCD), also Mr. Seree Thaijongrak, newly appointed Deputy Director General of the TCD 


ROCB A/P attends a farewell ceremony for Mr. Paisal Chuenjit, Principal Advisor of the Thai Customs Department 
5 May 2017, Thai Customs Department

Upon a kind invitation from the Thai Customs Department (TCD), staff members of the ROCB A/P attended a farewell ceremony for Mr. Paisal Chuenjit, Principal Advisor of the TCD held at its Headquarters. 


ROCB A/P visits Customs Houses in Chiang Rai Province of Thailand 
1-3 April 2017, Chiang Rai, Thailand

At the generous invitation of the Thai Customs Department (TCD), Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues along with Bangkok-based JICA Expert and Korea Customs Attaché, visited Customs Houses in Chiang Rai Province of Thailand, which is located in so-called “Golden Triangle” for a study visit program organized by Mr. Paisal Chuenjit, Principal Advisor of the TCD, and the Thai Customs Academy. 


ROCB A/P pays a courtesy visit to new Deputy Director General of the Thai Customs Department 
On 28 March 2017

Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Auychai Kultipmontre, newly appointed Deputy Director General (DDG) of the Thai Customs Department (TCD), at his office and extended their compliments for DDG Auychai’s appointment and undertaking important responsibilities, including ICT Department and Trade Incentive Program. 


WCO calls for high-level political support for enhanced coordinated border management for trade facilitation and border security 
23 and 24 March 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

On the occasion of visiting Bangkok for the Launching Ceremony of WCO Security Project for Southeast Asia region, which was held on 23 March 2017, WCO Secretary General, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, paid courtesy visits to Vice Minister of Thai Department of Commerce on 23 March 2017, and to Thai Finance Minister on 24 March 2017 respectively. 


ROCB A/P joins Launching Ceremony of WCO Security Project 
23 March 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

On 23 March 2017, the official launching Ceremony of the WCO Security Project for Southeast Asia, which is financed by the Japanese Government, was held in Bangkok, Thailand. 


Special Contribution from Cambodia Custom 
Contribution by Ms. Chansopheap Ouk, Deputy Chief of International Affairs, Cambodia Customs 


Special Contribution from Bureau of Customs of the Philippines 
6 March 2017

Mr. Milo D. Maestrecampo, MBA, CSP, Director of Import Assessment Services, Bureau of Customs (BOC) of the Philippines, participated in the WCO Regional Workshop on Capacity Building of Customs Laboratories for the Revenue Package Programme and Trade Facilitation held on 9-11 November 2016 at WCO Regional Customs Laboratory (RCL) in Kashiwa, Japan. 


ROCB A/P gives a lecture on the roles of Customs and the WCO to University students 
20 February 2012, Bangkok, Thailand

On 20th February 2017, Mr. Takayuki Miyoshi, Program Manager of the ROCB A/P, gave a lecture on the roles of Customs and the WCO to 20 students from Economics Faculty of Nagasaki University (Japan), led by an Associate Professor thereof, at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. 


Contribution from Maldives Customs Service 
Maldives Customs Service (MCS) has successfully launched ASYCUDA World (AW) software in all of its offices including the main seaports, airports and regional stations established across the country. 


ROCB A/P joins the Thai Customs colleagues to celebrate the International Customs Day 2017 
26 January 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

At the invitation from the Thai Customs Department (TCD), ROCB A/P staffs joined the International Customs Day Ceremony held on 26 January 2017 at the TCD Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. 


ROCB A/P pays courtesy visit to new Principal Advisor of Thai Customs Department 
23 January 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

On 23 January 2017, Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Paisal Chuenjit, new Principle Advisor of the Royal Thai Customs Department (TCD), second highest position within the TCD, to congratulate recent confirmation of his new posting. 


ROCB A/P pays respects to late King of Thailand 
17 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues paid solemn respect to the late King of Thailand by signing to the condolences book. 


ROCB A/P pays a courtesy visit to new Deputy Director General of the Thai Customs Department 
On 14 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Chaiyut Kumkun, newly appointed Deputy Director General (DDG) of the Thai Customs Department (TCD), at his office. 


Reaching the New Frontier of Thai Customs 
13 August 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

A special article by Dr. Somchai Sujjapongse, Director General of the Thai Customs Department. 


nCEN Implementation in Maldives 
10 July 2015, Male, Maldives

Author: Mr. Ismail Hamdoon
Chief Superintendent,
Head of Compliance and Risk Management Division,
Maldives Customs Service 


ROCB A/P Head Visits RTC Hong Kong 
4 March 2015, Hong Kong, China

Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, paid a courtesy visit to the Regional Training Center (RTC) in Hong Kong China on 4 March 2015 and saw Mr. C K Fan, Head of the RTC Hong Kong China, and his colleagues and exchanged candid views on the way to make regional training programs more effective and result-oriented. 


ROCB A/P celebrates its 10th Anniversary 
7 November 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

The ROCB A/P’s 10th Anniversary Ceremony was carried out on 7 November 2014 at the Sukhothai Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai Customs Department, the host administration of the ROCB A/P since its inception in September 2014, generously hosted the ceremony, ... 


Official Visit of WCO Secretary General to LAO PDR 
5 November 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Upon the invitation of LAO PDR Customs, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the WCO and Mr. James Wong of the ROCB A/P made an official visit to Lao PDR from 5 to 6 November 2014. 


10th Anniversary of the establishment of the ROCB A/P 
28 September 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

The ROCB A/P was officially opened on 28 September 2004 and the ROCBA/P marks its 10th anniversary this year. In this regard, Thai Customs Department, the ROCB A/P’s gracious host administration, will generously organize the 10thAnniversary Ceremony on 7th November 2014 on the occasion of the RTC Heads Meeting. 


A Journey of Cambodia to RKC 
28 June 2014, Brussels, Belgium

In the Strategy and Work Programs on Reform and Modernization of Cambodia Customs (2009-2013), under Strategic Objective 3, Cambodia Customs has set an important plan to modernize customs system, procedures and technique in order to maximize trade facilitation by becoming a contracting party to the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC).