The 21st Meeting of the Heads of Asia/Pacific WCO Regional Training Centres (RTCs) was held from 14-16 November 2023, at RTC Japan in Kashiwa, Japan. The event was co-organized by the Asia/Pacific Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB A/P) and Japan Customs.
The 33rd Asia Pacific Regional Contact Points Meeting was held in Melbourne, Australia, from 30 October to 3 November 2023, hosted by the Asia Pacific Vice Chair. Mr. Norikazu KURAMOTO, Head of the ROCB A/P, along with Program Managers, Ms. Zhengqing YE, Mr. Jun Tajima, Mr. Jamin CHO, and Mr. Louis CHAN, actively participated in the meeting.
The WCO Sub-regional Workshop on the Implementation of the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 23 to 26 October 2023 with the financial support of the Customs Cooperation Fund of China (CCF-China).
The WCO Sub – Regional Workshop for ASEAN Member Countries on HS and Advance Rulings was held from 16th – 20th October 2023 at the RTC Thailand under the sponsorship of Customs Cooperation Fund Japan (CCF Japan).
At the invitation of the Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific (RILO A/P), Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P, and Mr. Louis Chan, Program Manager of ROCB A/P, actively participated in the 34th National Contact Points (NCP) Meeting of RILO A/P, held in Tokyo, Japan, from October 11 to 13, 2023.
Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, the Head of the ROCB A/P and his colleagues paid courtesy call to Mr. Patchara Anuntasilpa, Director-General, the Thai Customs Department.
At the invitation of Thai Customs Department, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P together with ROCB A/P members attended the groundbreaking ceremony of Thai Customs Canine Training Center on 8th May 2023, Samut Prakan, Thailand.
In the initiative of the Korea Customs Services to foster the growth of the next generation in the area of international cooperation, the ROCB A/P proudly welcomed the study visit of five officials from the Global Future Talent Program to the ROCB A/P.
My name is Aksara Mackhawiman, a new Assistant Program Manager at the ROCB A/P.
Time flies!! Time passes very quickly. Working here at the ROCB A/P, I have learned to work in international circumstances and improved my knowledge of international standards from both my colleagues at ROCB A/P, WCO and Members.