Port Community Systems as Trade Facilitation Tools was highlighted at the Oceania Customs Organisation Annual Conference, 1-2 June 2016, Tuvalu, South Pacific


14 June 2016
Port Community Systems as Trade Facilitation Tools was highlighted at the Oceania Customs Organisation Annual Conference, 1-2 June 2016, Tuvalu, South Pacific

The 18th Annual Conference of the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) was hosted in Funafuti, Tuvalu from 1 – 3 June 2016 .

It was attended by Heads of Customs Administrations of the Governments of the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Apologies were received from American Samoa, Australia, French Polynesia, Nauru, Timor Leste, and Wallis and Futuna. 

In attendance were invited representatives from the European Union, IMF Pacific Financial and Technical Assistance Center (PFTAC), International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA), Office of the Chief Trade Adviser (OCTA), Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Williams and Goslings Ltd, World Bank, and WCO Regional Office for Capacity Building for Asia Pacific (ROCBAP).

For more information on the OCO Annual COnference go to the Ocean Customs Organisation website