The ROCB A/P and the ADB with support from the WCO Secretariat conducted the Final National Expert Mission on Customs Valuation for the Maldives Customs Service under the WCO-ADB Multi-year Assistance for the SASEC Countries (Multi-year Project) from 24 to 28 January 2016 in Male, Maldives and successfully completed the Multi-year Project. 3 Project Core Members (PCMs) of this Multi-year Project, 8 Project Supporting Members (PSMs) from Maldives Customs Service and experts from the WCO, Sri Lanka and ROCB A/P joined 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 has determined own needs and anticipated deliverable under the Multi-year Project, namely the development of the training kit for Maldives Customs Service, to accomplish the above-mentioned purpose.
During the 5-day activity, the PCMs, PSMs and experts; (i) finalized the training kit, (ii) organized a 3-day National Workshop on Customs Valuation and its control with the newly developed training kit and (iii) reviewed the Multi-year Project and discussed future collaboration. The Maldives Customs Service has already started its sustainable capacity building activity through the PCMs and the training kit. The first event (National Workshop for Customs officers and private sectors) is now being held in the northern part of their country this week (1-5 February 2016).
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(*) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka