The OCO Regional Executive Seminar on Single Window was held at the WCO Regional Training, Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority Suva, Fiji from 25th -26th July 2016. The seminar was organized and hosted by the Oceania Customs Organisation.
It was attended by Heads of Customs from Cook Islands, Federated State of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Also in-attendance were Port and Maritime official representatives from Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.
The panelists and presenters consisted of representatives from; Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection, Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority, New Zealand Customs, OCO, International Monetary Fund, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, UNCTAD, World Bank, World Customs Organisation.
The workshop benefited from the presentations by the experts on various aspects of the Single Window ranging from conceptual framework to the benefits of single window and discussion was further enriched by the sharing of national experiences and lessons learnt by members, which included Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue and Tuvalu.
Members during the Seminar expressed their commitment to work in close collaboration with the regional and international organizations, development partners and OCO Secretariat towards sharing of relevant information and learning best practice in relation to Single Window Environment.