WCO National Workshop for Cambodia Customs on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

14 diciembre 2018

The WCO National Workshop for Cambodia Customs on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) was held on 4-7 December 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, under the sponsorship of the Japanese Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan) and in close cooperation and coordination with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

A total of 10 Cambodia Customs officers from the relevant departments and sections participated in the Workshop. Resource persons from the Asia Pacific WCO Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB A/P) and Japan Customs led the Workshop and shared their expertise and knowledge including other A/P regional Members’ practices on the IPR border enforcement.  

Participants revisited the recommendations provided by the WCO team in the previous WCO National Seminar for Cambodia Customs on IPR held in 2017 and reaffirmed the responsibility and assignment for necessary actions in Cambodia Customs. This Workshop focused on the key components of the regulatory procedures of IPR border enforcement in line with the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. The Workshop also provided the participants with an opportunity to identify the areas of further work to be undertaken by the relevant parties with a view to strengthening IPR border enforcement capability.