ASEAN Directors-General of Customs Meeting

07 May 2018

At the invitation of Mr. Dato Subromaniam Tholasy, Director General of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General, visited Langkawi, Malaysia on 1 May 2018 to meet Members of the 10 ASEAN countries attending the 2018 ASEAN Directors-General of Customs Meeting, which was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Tholasy.

Secretary General Mikuriya discussed matters of interest for the ASEAN Directors-General (DGs), such as e-commerce, the use of technology and Performance Measurement.  He welcomed the practices, inputs and concerns that ASEAN Customs DGs had shared with him with a view to better shaping the WCO’s agenda.

Secretary General Mikuriya used this opportunity to observe on-the-ground Customs activities, visit the Royal Malaysian Customs Academy (AKMAL-Akademi Kastam Diraja Malaysia), and meet with the maritime enforcement and dog and handler (K9) teams in Langkawi. 

He expressed his sincere appreciation to Malaysian Customs for the opportunity to meet with ASEAN DGs and Malaysian Customs staff.