27th RILO Asia/Pacific National Contact Points (NCP) Meeting

 

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With the support of Directorate General of Customs and Excise of Indonesia, the 27th Administrative Meeting of National Contact Points (NCP) of the WCO Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific (RILO A/P) was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 15 to 17 September 2015. A total of 51 delegates comprising Members in the Asia/Pacific region, international organizations and Customs Attachés attended the meeting.

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The meeting started with the opening remark by Mr. Untung Basuki, Director of Central Java and Yogyakarta Regional Customs Office. He expressed sincere gratitude to RILO A/P for considering to host the 27th RILO A/P NCP Meeting in Yogyakarta. He highlighted the importance of intelligence gathering and exchange of information between relevant authorities to combat transnational organized crime and urged the participants to actively participate in the discussions.

In response, Mr. Hwang Seung Ho, Head of RILO A/P, expressed his gratitude to Indonesian Customs for hosting this highly meaningful meeting. He echoed the importance of information sharing on critical issues relating to customs enforcement.

Mr. Alfian Chaniag, Deputy Director of International Affairs, Indonesian Customs, and Mr. Lee Chul Hun, Deputy Head of RILO A/P, co-chaired the meeting. The meeting covered a wide range of issues related to enforcement area such as regional project, drugs, environment, IPR and commercial fraud. RILO A/P delivered a series of presentations on several topics including commercial fraud, intelligence needs, action plan and work plan 2016, survey on CEN management as well as joint operation that was conducted last July with a view to assess members’ needs.

The meeting was successfully ended, reaching various agreements and promising further cooperation within the region.

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