18 May 2015, Male, Maldives
The ROCB A/P and the ADB with support from the WCO Secretariat and Sri Lanka Customs conducted the First National Expert Mission on Customs Valuation for Maldives Customs Service under the WCO-ADB Multi-year Assistance for the SASEC Countries (Multi-year Project) from 18 to 22 May 2015 in Male, Maldives. Three Project Core Members (PCMs) of this Multi-year Project and 9 supporting officers from Maldives Customs Service attended the activity.
This Multi-year Project was designed to support SASEC Counties’ efforts to realize the proper management of Customs Valuation control ideally through Post Clearance Audit (PCA) for ensuring both effective trade facilitation and proper collection of national revenue. Each participating country sets its target of the Multi-year Project in its Action Plan. The Maldives Customs Service set its target as “Development of the training kit for sustainable capacity building on improving Customs Valuation control ideally through PCA and Risk Management”.
During the 5-day activity, in order to achieve the target, the participants; (i) updated a set of training materials, (ii) conducted a rehearsal of training sessions by using their created training materials and (iii) discussed how to prepare for the next final activity under this project. The Final activity for Maldives Customs Service under this Multi-year Project is provisionally agreed to be organized in January 2016, in which PCMs are expected to deliver lectures on Customs Valuation control for their colleagues by using the created training materials under this Multi-year Project.