The meeting opened by welcoming all participants to the Webinar. The following participants were present:
- John Mumba (JM) – Zambia & ZCFAA
- Larry Liza (LL) – Kenya & WCO – ESA ROCB
- Faith Mosongo (FM) – Kenya & WCO – ESA ROCB
- Louise Wigget (LW) – South Africa, Swaziland & GTS
- Jacob van Rensburg (JvR) – South Africa, SAAFF
Background was provided as to the purpose of the meeting, the formation of the WCO – ESA – RPSG (Regional Private Sector Group), as well as the terms of reference sent out to participants. The progress report sent out to the participants was also mentioned.