First National Expert Mission on Customs Valuation for Nepal Customs under the WCO-ADB Multi-year Assistance for SASEC Countries (*)
19 August, Nagarkot, Nepal
The ROCB A/P and the ADB with support from the WCO Secretariat conducted the First National Expert Mission on Customs Valuation for Nepal Customs under the WCO-ADB Multi-year Assistance for the SASEC Countries (Multi-year Project) from 19 to 21 August 2015 in Nagarkot, Nepal. Three Project Core Members (PCMs) of this Multi-year Project and 3 supporting officers from Nepal Customs met with the experts from Maldives, Sri Lanka and the ROCB A/P.
This Multi-year Project is designed to support SASEC Counties to realize the proper management of Customs Valuation control ideally through Post Clearance Audit by ensuring both effective trade facilitation and proper collection of national revenue. The Project consists of (i) two Sub-regional Workshops, in which the respective countries create their own tailor-made Action Plans to enhance capacity for proper management of Customs Valuation control; and (ii) two national expert missions to support implementing their respective Action Plans. Each participating SASEC country is required to set their own target under the Multi-year Project in its Action Plan. Accordingly, Nepal Customs has set its target as “Draw up a model training course with a set of training materials”.
During the 3-day activity, the participants and experts; (i)updated a set of training materials and (ii) discussed how to prepare for the next final activity under this project. The Final activity for Nepal Customs under this Multi-year Project is provisionally agreed to being organized in March 2016, in which PCMs are expected to deliverlectures on Customs Valuation control for their colleagues by using the created training materials under this Multi-year Project.
(*) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka
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