The 31th Administrative Meeting for National Contact Points of RILO AP
13 Nov 2019
The 31th Administrative Meeting of National Contact Points of RILO AP was successful convened on 13-15 November 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 41 participants from 16 Member Administrations, EU, USA, International Organizations including ROCB A/P, UNODC and UNEP, TRAFFIC and Global RILO Network (RILO ECE and RILO CIS) joined the Meeting this year. The Meeting was opened by the welcoming address of Mr. Chaiyut KumKun, Principal Advisor of Customs Control Development, Thai Customs Department followed by the opening remarks of Mr. Min Gun LEE, Head of RILO AP.
Mr. Tada Choomchaiyo, Director of Enforcement Division of Thai Customs, was elected as the Chairperson of the Meeting. At the Meeting, participants from Member Administrations, International Organizations and Global RILO Network reported their latest development and updates for their contribution to the regional enforcement activities respectively. Delegates also brought attention on the emerging challenges in various Customs enforcement areas faced by the region including drugs trafficking trends and enforcement, environmental issues including illegal waste trade, wildlife trafficking, duty evasion and commercial fraud. Besides, RILO AP had concluded the annual progress reports, evaluation of CEN and on-going intelligence projects and introduced the upcoming operations and initiatives in the work plan during the meeting.
In the conclusion of the Meeting, the Head of RILO asked for Member Administrations on their continuous supports to RILO AP and active participation and collaborations upcoming operations and initiatives in the coming future. Next Administrative Meeting for NCPs of RILO AP in 2020 will be held in Bangladesh.