Hong Kong Customs, in the name of Hong Kong, China, was elected as the Vice-Chairperson for the Asia/Pacific (A/P) region of the World Customs Organization (WCO) (2024-26).

The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Ms Louise Ho, led a delegation to attend the 143rd/144th Customs Co-operation Council Sessions of the WCO in Brussels.  Upon election, she said it was an honour for Hong Kong Customs to take on this important role in leading the development of the A/P region.  This is the second time since 2000 that Hong Kong, China has served as Vice-Chairman for the A/P region of the WCO, which is even more significant.  

During the handover ceremony, Ms Ho commended Australia, the outgoing Vice-Chairperson A/P, for their outstanding work and remarkable achievements over the past two years.  She expressed gratitude to all A/P members for their unanimous support and vote of confidence in Hong Kong Customs to take up this important position.  Ms Ho affirmed that Hong Kong Customs would strive to strengthen co-operation among regional members and co-ordinate diversified activities according to the region's development needs.