20-24 January 2020, Bangkok, Thailand
The WCO Asia Pacific Sub-Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Customs Valuation was held on 20-24 January 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand, under the sponsorship of Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan). The workshop was organized in cooperation with the ROCB A/P as well as with the generous support by Thai Customs Department. A total of 14 participants and four observers representing seven WCO Members in the ASEAN Region, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, took part in the workshop. Together with resource persons from the WCO Secretariat and Japan Customs, Ms. Saori Nojima, Program Manager, and Ms. Jate-arpa Benjaphong, Program Coordinator of the ROCB A/P, also attended as facilitators/coordinators.
With the aim to develop a pool of expert trainers to increase the capacity in conducting training on Customs Valuation, the resource persons explained and facilitated discussion on the WTO Valuation Agreement and relevant WCO tools by using practical examples. A variety of training techniques were also explained and demonstrated, and the participants and observers took turns delivering presentations and facilitating discussions as group/individual exercises. Ms. Nojima delivered a presentation on the relevance of Asia Pacific Regional Strategic Plan and Customs Valuation and capacity building activities in the A/P region. She also explained the Workshop Follow-up Actions Survey, which is to be circulated six months after the workshop to identify possible impacts and effects and led a discussion on individual actions and commitment to be taken. The workshop was successfully concluded with participants’ positive feedback on the workshop and appreciation to the WCO, Thai Customs Department, Japan Customs, ROCB A/P, and the facilitators/coordinators for their contribution and support to the workshop.
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