WCO Regional Workshop on Data Analytics for A/P region

09 April 2021

The virtual Workshop on Data Analytics (DA) for manager levels in the Asia-Pacific (AP) region, organized in close cooperation with ROCB AP, was held from 30 March to 1 April 2021, supported by CCF-Korea.  Sixty four participants from 21 Customs administrations in the AP region attended the workshop.

The WCO Director of Capacity Building Directorate, Dr. Taeil KANG welcomed participants and highlighted the objectives of the workshop, which were to enhance regional competitiveness and help fellow official’s gain better understanding on Customs DA.

The data experts from WCO introduced a comprehensive and holistic overview of Big Data Analytics and practical guiding principles in developing a capacity building framework on this topic. The workshop also provided an opportunity for Customs managers to strengthen the network of DA practitioners by sharing the many other initiatives, experiences, and good practices of six AP Members, namely  Indonesia, Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, and Australia.

The participants were also updated on the latest developments regarding WCO capacity building initiatives. These included:  1) the future plan for technical assistance, 2) online and offline training courses to build the capability of data science including machine learning applications and programming skills, and 3) the recent developments by the BACUDA Expert Group.

The participants' active discussion resulted in a successful workshop. The AP region managers highly appreciated the activity and shared ideas on the next steps to further cooperate with the BACUDA Project to enhance capacity in DA nationally and regionally.

For more information, please contact capacity.building@wcoomd.org