Between 6 and 7 March 2018, in collaboration with Australian Border Force (ABF), RILO AP organized a Pre-operational Seminar for Regional Illicit Tobacco Enforcement Package (RITEP). The purpose of the Seminar was to gather the customs experts to share their experiences of tackling illicit tobacco and its smuggling, and to map out the operational plan for the Concentrated Enforcement Period under..
Between 10 and 12 April 2018, WCO, Korea Customs Service and RILO AP organized a WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Training Workshop for Operation Catalyst 2. The workshop was attended by a total of 60 participants from 25 WCO Member Administrations, WCO Secretariat, RILO AP, INCB, UNODC, JAITF and 8 administrations located in Korea and Japan to update NPS trafficking trend and to prepare the..
From 23 April to 13 May 2018, The Operational Coordination Unit (OCU) of Operation CATalyst 2 was set up in Brussels to strengthen the enforcement against the trafficking in NPS and handle the international coordination among the different continents.