中華民國102年6月20日星期四 Jun. 20, 2013 Thu
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News Release: Taiwan and U.S. Co-host Customs Border Enforcement Conference to Promote Multi-national Cooperation
The Directorate General of Customs (DGOC) and the U.S. Export Control and Related Border Security Program (EXBS) co-hosted a “Customs Border Enforcement Conference” on July 12-13 at the Taipei Grand Hyatt Hotel. More than 20 delegates from 15 countries such as the U.S., U.K., Germany, Japan were invited to share and exchange experience on topics such as implementing strategic high-tech commodities control and risk management. The conference concluded with success.
The conference was presided over by Ms. Mi-Yong Kim, AIT EXBS Advisor, and Mr. JAO Ping, Deputy Director General of Taiwan Directorate General of Customs. Mr. WU Ai-Kou, Director General of Taiwan Directorate General of Customs, and Ms. Elizabeth Rood, Director of Office of Export Control Cooperation, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State, gave welcoming remarks.
In her speech, Ms. Elizabeth Rood said the EXBS Program has partnered with Taiwan on strategic trade control development since 2003. In light of Taiwan’s commitment, efforts, and success in this program, she announced that Taiwan is the first EXBS partner in the region to “graduate” from traditional training-oriented EXBS engagement. She looks forward to close continued cooperation in the future through the EXBS Graduate Partners Program.
Director General Wu expressed his gratitude for the support provided by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and U.S. EXBS Program Advisor Ms. Mi-Yong Kim in hosting conference in Taipei and inviting more than 20 delegates from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, United State and Vietnam to participate. More than 170 persons from field Customs Offices and other law enforcement agencies attended the conference.
The topics discussed in the conference include targeting and risk management, Customs clearance procedures and strategic high-tech commodities identification, trade facilitation and security, WMD interdiction, inspector and investigator cooperation, trade-based money laundering, challenges for front line officers/inspectors, and regional cooperation – challenges and opportunities. Speakers of the sessions exchanged and shared their experiences with heated discussions in the conference. The conference concluded with success.
DGOC says that Taiwan Customs is currently promoting Customs modernization in a bid to have effective and efficient enforcement measures under the premise of facilitated clearance and secured trade. It is believed that this conference is not only conducive for enhancing Customs enforcement techniques, but also promoting international cooperation through communication and establishing cooperation channel.
Contact: Michael Liang
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