WCO Sub-Regional Workshop on Advance Ruling and Origin Certification for ASEAN Member Countries


 

WCO Sub-Regional Workshop on Advance Ruling and Origin Certification for ASEAN Member Countries

 

20 March 2017, Melaka, Malaysia

 

 

 

WCO Sub-Regional Workshop on Advance Ruling and Origin Certification for ASEAN Member Countries was conducted on 20-24 March 2017 at the Royal Malaysian Customs Academy (AKMAL) in Melaka, Malaysia, under the sponsorship of CCF/Japan, and in cooperation with the ROCB A/P and Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD).  A total of 18 representatives (including 2 JICA Experts) from 6 ASEAN Member administrations participated in this Sub-Regional Customs training program.  Along with the resource persons from the WCO Secretariat and New Zealand, Dr. Tong Hua of the ROCB A/P took part in the Workshop as a facilitator.

Given the entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, the Workshop aimed to assist the ASEAN Member Customs to improve institutional capacity of origin work, especially administration of the self-certification regime, including developing and implementing an advance ruling on origin. During the Workshop, participants interacted each other and shared their experiences and knowledge, and thus reached to some common views, including, among others, the need for further improving infrastructure and internal customs procedures in accordance with the WCO Guidelines and instruments, enhancing the awareness both from Customs and Publics through traditional and new media, and sustainable professional capacity building. One of the highlights of this Workshop was the comparative survey table finished in the collaboration of all participants, which provided a clear picture to see the different development stages and steps of advance ruling among the ASEAN Members.  In the course of the Workshop, Dr. Tong Hua made a presentation on the ROCBA/P’s undertaking and regional capacity building arrangement mechanism, in which he stressed the significance of creating a communication platform after the Workshop, and drew the participants’ attention to the ROCB A/P’s Website resources and Regional Workshop Follow-Up Survey.


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