Central Customs Laboratory History
1963MarchCCL Foundation Preparation Office established in Ministry of Finance (MOF)
JuneCCL established as a subordinate organization of MOF. Operations start in MOF building in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Director-General, General Affairs Division(3), Chemist(1))
1965January1st Customs Analysis Seminar held
NovemberFirst issue of Report of the Central Customs Laboratory issued as a collection of the fruits of researches conducted at Customs Laboratories
1966DecemberMoved on new office/laboratory building in Matsudo City, Chiba
1968JanuaryFirst Japanese representation at 14th Chemists' Committee (Belgium)
1979AprilOffice/laboratory building extended
1989OctoberFirst acceptance of overseas trainees under Customs Technical Co-operation Program
1990AprilFirst group of analysis experts dispatched under Customs Technical Co-operation Program
1992MarchCCL staff attends the 1st World Customs Organization (WCO) Regional Seminar on the Role of Customs Laboratories in Increasing Efficiency in the Customs Services of the Asia and Pacific Region in Thailand to provide guidance
1993FebruaryWins WCO Customs Co-operation Council Distinguished Service Certificate for transfer of Customs technology
MayHosts Workshop on Chemical Analysis of Illicit Drugs in the Asia and Pacific Region
2001JulyNew office/laboratory building completed in Kashiwa City, Chiba
SeptemberMoved to the new building and opening ceremony held
2014JuneJapan customs and the WCO signed the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) for the Establishment of WCO Regional Customs Laboratory (RCL)
NovemberOpening of the WCO Regional Customs Laboratory in Asia/Pacific region


Outline of Facility

Site area: 12,735m2

Total floor area:4,899m2