RILO AP joined the 18th Regional Training Center (RTC) Heads Meeting hosted by the WCO Asia and the Pacific Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB AP) on 15 October 2020, the first RTC Heads Meeting held in a virtual platform.
Delegates from China, Fiji, Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea and Malaysia, ROCB AP and WCO reported each effort to move forward their capacity building activities under the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Head of RILO AP, Hyungmin BAEK, emphasized that the importance of cultivation of regional capabilities and cooperation among other agencies were necessary especially during a challenging Covid-19.
All delegates shared that each RTC had overcome such a tough situation in which they can’t conduct any face to face training by utilizing ICTs such as virtual meeting platforms through the Meeting. Some of the delegates also stressed the positive impact of conducting virtual training, which has no geographical barriers.
The Meeting was fruitful and beneficial for all participants to learn how the customs should get over the COVID-19 pandemic situation.