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PR 30/21 John leads Palau’s Border Protection Efforts

Suva, Fiji, September 13, 2021- On weekends you will  find John Tarkong Jr either out at sea fishing or in his “rest home” away from the noise and the hustles and bustles of city life, probably strumming his guitar and singing a note or two over a few beers. Sometimes...

PR 29/21 Mitchell leads Oceania and Cook Islands Customs Service

Suva, Fiji, September 12, 2021- The newly appointed chairperson of the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO), Xavier Mitchell is your typical islander with a great love for fishing, in particular game fishing. But what many would not know is that the head of Cook Islands...

PR 27/21 Heads of Customs in Oceania region meet for Annual Conference

Suva, Fiji, August 26, 2021- The Heads of Customs administrations in the region are holding their annual conference virtually today to discuss challenges in the region and possible solutions as well as adopt the Pacific Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding...

Regional collaboration against transnational crimes PR25/21

Suva, Fiji,08 June 2021- The OCO Head of Secretariat, Richard Brennan says the more knowledge OCO members have of organized crimes, the better they will be in catching criminals and disrupting transnational crimes. “Criminals are very creative and we need to be up to...

OCO members prepare to implement HS 2022 PR16/21

Suva, Fiji, 29 March, 2021 - OCO members are preparing for the implementation of HS 2022, which is the seventh edition of the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature that will come into force on 1 January 2022. “As a region, we need to work together and prepare for this...

OCO Marks the end of Pacific Women in Customs Series PR023/21

Suva, Fiji, 31 March 2021- OCO chairperson Salvador Jacob says there has been progress, but more work still needs to be done to ensure gender equality in Customs administrations in the Pacific. OCO ended its month-long celebration of the achievements of women through...