The WCO National Workshop on Risk Management for the State Customs Services of Turkmenistan was held from 22 to 26 May 2023 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, under the sponsorship of the China Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/China).
The WCO National Workshop on Coordinated Border Management (CBM) for the Thai Customs Department was successfully held from 15 to 19 May 2023 at the Customs Academy of the Thai Customs Department in Thailand.
The WCO Sub-Regional Workshop on cross-border e-commerce for Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was held from 8 to 11 May 2023 at the Sabah branch of the WCO Regional Training Centre (RTC) in Malaysia with support of ROCB A/P under the sponsorship of the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan).
At the invitation of Mr. Tae-Sik Yoon, the Commissioner of the Korea Customs Service (KCS), Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, the Head of ROCB A/P attended Korea Customs Week 2023 organized by KCS in Seoul, Korea.
The 2nd Meeting of the Heads of Asia/Pacific WCO Regional Customs Laboratory (RCL) was held at the Central Customs Laboratory of Japan in Kashiwa, Japan as RCL Japan on 18-20 April 2023 with hybrid manner organized by Asia/Pacific Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB A/P). Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head and Ms. Zhengqing (Grace) YE and Mr. Jaemin Cho, Program Managers joined in person from ROCB A/P as the organizer.
The 43rd session of the Enforcement Committee (EC) was organized and hosted by the WCO at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium from 27th to 31st March 2023. Mr. Zhengqing YE, the representatives of the ROCB A/P joined this meeting.
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.
Mr. Norikazu KURAMOTO, the Head of ROCB A/P received the courtesy visit of Dr. Vinaya Prakash Singh, the Secretary General of the Asian-Pacific Postal Union (APPU) on 22 March 2023.
It is with great pleasure and honor that I introduce myself, Louis Chan from Hong Kong Customs, as the new member of the ROCB A/P family.
I was fortunate to be posted to ROCB A/P and worked here for 2 years.
I entered public service in 2014 after passing the Korean Bar Exam. I have worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Korea Prosecution Service, and the Korea Customs Service for about 10 years.